BLS: Job Openings “Little Changed” at 7.2 Million in July

Notes: In July there were 7.217 million job openings, and, according to the July Employment report, there were 6,063 million unemployed. So, for the seventeenth consecutive month, there were more job openings than people unemployed. Also note that the number of job openings has exceeded the number of hires since January 2015 (4+ years). From…

BLS: Job Openings “Little Changed” at 7.2 Million in July

Notes: In July there were 7.217 million job openings, and, according to the July Employment report, there were 6,063 million unemployed. So, for the seventeenth consecutive month, there were more job openings than people unemployed. Also note that the number of job openings has exceeded the number of hires since January 2015 (4+ years).
From the BLS: Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary
The number of job openings was little changed at 7.2 million on the last business day of July, the U.S.
Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the month, hires edged up to 6.0 million and separations
increased to 5.8 million. Within separations, the quits rate and the layoffs and discharges rate were little
changed at 2.4 percent and 1.2 percent, respectively. … The numb
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