BLS: Job Openings increased to 7.0 Million in January

From the BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary The number of job openings rose to 7.0 million (+411,000) on the last business day of January, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the month, hires and separations were little changed at 5.8 million and 5.6 million, respectively. Within separations, the quits rate…

BLS: Job Openings increased to 7.0 Million in January

From the BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary
The number of job openings rose to 7.0 million (+411,000) on the last business day of January, the U.S.
Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the month, hires and separations were little changed at
5.8 million and 5.6 million, respectively. Within separations, the quits rate was unchanged at 2.3 percent
and the layoffs and discharges rate was little changed at 1.1 percent. … The number of quits was little changed in January at 3.5 million and the rate was unchanged at 2.3
percent. The quits level was little changed for total private but fell for government (-18,000). Quits
decreased in other services (-46,000), state and local government education (-12,000), an
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