The number of job openings in the US rose by 199,000 from a month earlier to 11.2 million in July of 2022, while markets had expected it to drop to 10.45 million. It was the first increase in job openings after three consecutive months of slight declines, reflecting persistent tightness in the labor market amid worker shortages. Job openings increased in transportation, warehousing, and utilities (+81,000); arts, entertainment, and recreation (+53,000); federal government (+47,000); and state and local government education (+42,000), but decreased in durable goods manufacturing (-47,000). Meanwhile, some 4.2 million Americans quit their jobs in July, little changed from the prior month, with the so-called quits rate falling to 2.7%. source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Job Offers in the United States averaged 5007.73 Thousand from 2000 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 11855 Thousand in March of 2022 and a record low of 2232 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 September of 2022.

Job Offers in the United States is expected to be 9600.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United States Job Openings is projected to trend around 7900.00 Thousand in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United States Job Openings



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-08-02 02:00 PM Jun 10.698M 11.303M 11M 11M
2022-08-30 02:00 PM Jul 11.239M 11.040M 10.45M 10.5M
2022-10-04 02:00 PM Aug 11.239M


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 3.70 3.50 percent Aug 2022
Non Farm Payrolls 315.00 526.00 Thousand Aug 2022
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 308.00 477.00 Thousand Aug 2022
Employed Persons 158732.00 158290.00 Thousand Aug 2022
Unemployed Persons 6014.00 5670.00 Thousand Aug 2022
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.40 62.10 percent Aug 2022
Job Vacancies 12086.00 10591.00 Thousand Jul 2022
Job Offers 11239.00 11040.00 Thousand Jul 2022
Job Quits Rate 2.70 2.80 Percent Jul 2022
Job Quits 4179.00 4253.00 Thousand Jul 2022
Employment Rate 60.10 60.00 percent Aug 2022

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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
11239.00 11040.00 11855.00 2232.00 2000 - 2022 Thousand Monthly
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News Stream
US Job Openings Unexpectedly Rise
The number of job openings in the US rose by 199,000 from a month earlier to 11.2 million in July of 2022, while markets had expected it to drop to 10.45 million. It was the first increase in job openings after three consecutive months of slight declines, reflecting persistent tightness in the labor market amid worker shortages. Job openings increased in transportation, warehousing, and utilities (+81,000); arts, entertainment, and recreation (+53,000); federal government (+47,000); and state and local government education (+42,000), but decreased in durable goods manufacturing (-47,000). Meanwhile, some 4.2 million Americans quit their jobs in July, little changed from the prior month, with the so-called quits rate falling by one percentage point to 2.7%, still relatively high by historical standards.
2022-08-30
US Job Openings at 9-Month Low
The number of job openings in the US fell by 605,000 from a month earlier to 10.7 million in June of 2022, the lowest in nine months and below market expectations of 11 million. It was the third consecutive drop in job openings after a record level in March. The largest decreases in job openings were in retail trade (-343,000), wholesale trade (-82,000), and in state and local government education (-62,000). Meanwhile, some 4.2 million Americans quit their jobs in May, little changed from the prior month, with the so-called quits rate unchanged at 2.8%.
2022-08-02
US Job Openings Remain Near Record Highs
The number of job openings in the US was 11.3 million in May of 2022, down slightly from 11.7 million in April and a peak of 11.9 million in March. Figures came above market expectations of 11 million and were still above pre-pandemic levels, suggesting demand for workers remained robust. The largest decreases in job openings were in professional and business services (-325,000), durable goods manufacturing (-138,000), and nondurable goods manufacturing (-70,000). Meanwhile, some 4.3 million Americans quit their jobs in May, little changed from the prior month, with the so-called quits rate falling to a four-month low of 2.8% and there were 1.9 job openings for every unemployed person.
2022-07-06