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[IWS] BLS: JOB OPENINGS AND LABOR TURNOVER – SEPTEMBER 2014 [13 November 2014]

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JOB OPENINGS AND LABOR TURNOVER – SEPTEMBER 2014 [13 November 2014]

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/jolts.nr0.htm

or

http://www.bls.gov/news.release/pdf/jolts.pdf

[full-text, 18 pages]

and

Supplemental Files Table of Contents

http://www.bls.gov/web/jolts.supp.toc.htm

 

 

There were 4.7 million job openings on the last business day of September, little changed from 4.9

million in August, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Hires (5.0 million) and separations

(4.8 million) increased in September. Within separations, the quits rate (2.0 percent) increased and the

layoffs and discharges rate (1.2 percent) was unchanged. This release includes estimates of the number

and rate of job openings, hires, and separations for the nonfarm sector by industry and by four

geographic regions.

 

Job Openings

 

There were 4.7 million job openings on the last business day of September. The job openings rate was

3.3 percent. The number of job openings was little changed for total private and government in

September. (See table 1.) The level of job openings decreased for arts, entertainment, and recreation.

The job openings level was little changed in all four regions.

 

The number of job openings (not seasonally adjusted) increased over the 12 months ending in

September for total nonfarm, total private, and government. The job openings level increased over the

year for many industries, including both professional and business services and health care and social

assistance. The number of openings also increased over the year in all four regions. (See table 7.)

 

Hires

 

The hires level increased to 5.0 million in September, up from 4.7 million in August. This was the

highest level of hires since December 2007. The hires rate in September was 3.6 percent. The number of

hires increased for total private and was little changed for government. Hires increased over the month

in health care and social assistance as well as in the Midwest region. (See table 2.)

 

Over the 12 months ending in September, the number of hires (not seasonally adjusted) increased for

total nonfarm, total private, and government. The hires level increased over the year in many industries,

including both professional and business services and health care and social assistance. The level

decreased for real estate and rental and leasing. The number of hires increased in the Midwest and West

regions. (See table 8.)

 

AND MUCH MORE...including TABLES....

 

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