Job Openings

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Job Openings in US – At 11-month low

The number of job openings fell to 7.1 million on the last business day of February, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the month, hires and separations were little changed at 5.7 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 … Continue reading

Job Openings in US – Increased to 7.6 Million in January with more of them than people unemployed for the eleventh consecutive month

In January there were 7.581 million job openings, and, according to the January Employment report, there were 6.535 million unemployed. So, for the eleventh 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). Chosen excerpts … Continue reading

Increased Mismatch in US – Will wages raise ?

U.S. job openings surged to a 14-year high in February but a steady pace of hiring suggested employers are having trouble finding suitable workers, a trend that could put upward pressure of wage growth. Job openings, a measure of labor demand, increased 168,000 to a seasonally adjusted 5.1 million, the Labor Department said in its … Continue reading

US – Job Openings increase to highest level since 2001

Job openings climbed in November to the highest level in almost 14 years as the strengthening U.S. economy fueled demand for labor. The number of positions waiting to be filled rose by 142,000 to 4.97 million in November, the most since January 2001, a report from the Labor Department showed today. The pace of hiring … Continue reading

US – Job Openings Outpace Hires writes Dallas Fed

In addition to employment and unemployment figures, data on the efficiency of the labor market offer more clues to its health. One way to determine this is to examine the degree of labor mismatch occurring. The classic illustration demonstrating mismatch is the Beveridge curve, which shows an intuitive relationship between the rate of job vacancies … Continue reading

Job openings in US – Highest in more than six years

The number of job openings in the U.S. recently hit the highest level in more than six years, a trend that could precede faster employment growth in coming months, according to a Tuesday analyst note. There were 4.17 million job openings in February -– the most since January 2008 — up 4% from a year … Continue reading

US – Hires Rate (3.3 percent) and Separations Rate (3.3 percent) unchanged in May

There were 3.6 million job openings on the last business day of May, little changed from 3.4 million in April, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The hires rate (3.3 percent) and separations rate (3.3 percent) were essentially unchanged in May. This release includes estimates of the number and rate of job openings, hires, … Continue reading

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