The number of job openings in the US increased by 158,000 from a month earlier to 6.652 million in October 2020, beating market expectations of 6.3 million but still remaining below their pre-pandemic level of 7 million. Job openings rose in health care and social assistance (+122,000) and state and local government education (+23,000). The number of job openings was little changed in all four regions. Meanwhile, the number of hires declined by 74,000 to 5.8 million, while total separations including quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations jumped by 263,000 to 5.1 million. Within separations, the quits rate was unchanged at 2.2 percent while the layoffs and discharges rate increased to 1.2 percent. source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Job Offers in the United States averaged 4562.35 Thousand from 2000 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 7520 Thousand in January of 2019 and a record low of 2264 Thousand in July of 2009. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Job Openings - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Job Openings - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2020.

Job Offers in the United States is expected to be 6100.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Job Offers in the United States to stand at 6500.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Job Openings is projected to trend around 6600.00 Thousand in 2021 and 5900.00 Thousand in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United States Job Openings

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6652.00 6494.00 7520.00 2264.00 2000 - 2020 Thousand Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-09-09 02:00 PM Jul 6.618M 6.001M 6M 5.8M
2020-10-06 02:00 PM Aug 6.493M 6.697M 6.685M
2020-11-10 03:00 PM Sep 6.436M 6.352M 6.5M 6.2M
2020-12-09 03:00 PM Oct 6.652M 6.494M 6.3M 6.4M
2021-01-12 03:00 PM Nov 6.652M 6.3M
2021-02-09 03:00 PM Dec 6.1M
2021-03-11 03:00 PM Jan
2021-04-06 02:00 PM Feb


News Stream
US Job Openings Beat Forecasts in October
The number of job openings in the US increased by 158,000 from a month earlier to 6.652 million in October 2020, beating market expectations of 6.3 million but still remaining below their pre-pandemic level of 7 million. Job openings rose in health care and social assistance (+122,000) and state and local government education (+23,000). The number of job openings was little changed in all four regions. Meanwhile, the number of hires declined by 74,000 to 5.8 million, while total separations including quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations jumped by 263,000 to 5.1 million. Within separations, the quits rate was unchanged at 2.2 percent while the layoffs and discharges rate increased to 1.2 percent.
2020-12-09
US Job Openings Rise Less than Forecast
The number of job openings in the US increased by 84,000 from a month earlier to 6.4 million in September 2020, missing market expectations of 6.5 million and recovering further from an over five-year low hit in April. Still, vacancies remained below their pre-pandemic level of 7 million. Job openings decreased in federal government (-20,000). The number of job openings was little changed in all four regions. Meanwhile, the number of hires declined by 81,000 to 5.9 million, while total separations including quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations decreased by 25,000 to 4.7 million. Within separations, the quits rate was little changed at 2.1 percent while the layoffs and discharges rate decreased to a series low of 0.9 percent.
2020-11-10
US Job Openings Dip in August
The number of job openings in the US fell by 204,000 from a month earlier to 6.493 million in August of 2020, below market expectations of 6.685 million and pre-pandemic level of 7 million. The number of job openings edged down for private (-242,000) and was little changed for government. By industry, declines were seen in construction (-68,000), and information (-25,000). The number of job openings decreased in the Midwest region. Meantime, the number of hires were little changed at 5.9 million, while total separations including quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations dropped by 394,000 to 4.6 million.
2020-10-06
US Job Openings Above Forecasts in July
The number of job openings in the US increased by 617,000 from a month earlier to 6.618 million in July of 2020, above market expectations of 6.0 million. Still, vacancies remained below their pre-pandemic level of 7 million. By industry, the largest gains in openings were in retail trade (+172,000), health care and social assistance (+146,000), and construction (+90,000). The number of job openings increased in the South and Midwest regions. Meanwhile, the number of hires slumped by 1,183,000 to 5.8 million, while total separations including quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations was little changed at 5.0 million.
2020-09-09

United States Job Openings
In the United States, job openings refer to all positions that are open (not filled) on the last business day of the month. Job openings are part of the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS). The survey collects data from around 16400 nonfarm establishments including retailers and manufacturers, as well as federal, state, and local government entities in the 50 states and the District of Columbia. The JOLTS assesses the unmet demand for labor in the U.S. labor market and gained attention in 2014 as favorite labor market indicator of Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.