The number of job openings in the US increased to 7,079 thousand in October of 2018 from a downwardly revised 6,960 in September and above market expectations of 6,995 thousand. The number of job openings was little changed for total private (6,489 thousand from 6,340 thousand) and for government (590 thousand from 620 thousand). Job openings increased in information (+45,000), real estate and rental and leasing (+38,000), educational services (+20,000), and state and local government education (+17,000). The number of job openings decreased in state and local government, excluding education (-38,000) and transportation, warehousing, and utilities (-33,000). Job openings were little changed in all four regions. Job Offers in the United States averaged 4175.90 Thousand from 2000 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 7293 Thousand in August of 2018 and a record low of 2196 Thousand in July of 2009.
Job Offers in the United States is expected to be 5818.00 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 6600.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Job Openings is projected to trend around 5800.00 Thousand in 2020, according to our econometric models.