BLS: Job Openings increased to 6.6 Million in July

From the BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary The number of job openings increased to 6.6 million on the last business day of July, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Hires decreased to 5.8 million in July. Total separations was little changed at 5.0 million. Within separations, the quits rate rose to…

BLS: Job Openings increased to 6.6 Million in July

From the BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary
The number of job openings increased to 6.6 million on the last business day of July, the U.S. Bureau of
Labor Statistics reported today. Hires decreased to 5.8 million in July. Total separations was little
changed at 5.0 million. Within separations, the quits rate rose to 2.1 percent while the layoffs and
discharges rate decreased to 1.2 percent. These changes in the labor market reflected an ongoing
resumption of economic activity that had been curtailed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
and efforts to contain it. emphasis added
The following graph shows job openings (ye
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