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[IWS] BLS: JOB OPENINGS AND LABOR TURNOVER – JANUARY 2015 [10 March 2015]
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JOB OPENINGS AND LABOR TURNOVER – JANUARY 2015 [10 March 2015]
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There were 5.0 million job openings on the last business day of January, little changed from 4.9 million
in December, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Hires decreased to 5.0 million in
January and separations were little changed at 4.8 million. Within separations, the quits rate was little
changed at 2.0 percent and the layoffs and discharges rate was unchanged at 1.2 percent. 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. The release also includes 2014 annual estimates for hires
and separations. The annual number of hires, quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations
increased in 2014.
There were 5.0 million job openings on the last business day of January, little changed from December.
This was the highest level of job openings since January 2001. The job openings rate for January was
3.4 percent. The number of job openings was little changed for total private and government in January.
Job openings increased for accommodation and food services and in the West region. (See table 1.)
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