United States Job Openings  2000-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The number of job openings in the United States fell to 5.879 million in November 2017 from a downwardly revised 5.925 million in the previous month and below market expectations of 6.038 million. It was the lowest level since May, as job openings decreased in other services (-64,000), transportation, warehousing, and utilities (-60,000), and real estate and rental and leasing (-39,000); but rose in retail trade (88,000). Across regions, the number of job openings dropped in the Midwest (-55,000) and in the West (-43,000), but increased in the South (33,000) and in the Northeast (19,000). Job Offers in the United States averaged 4039.44 Thousand from 2000 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 6177 Thousand in September of 2017 and a record low of 2196 Thousand in July of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-11-07 03:00 PM JOLTs Job Openings 6.093M 6.090M 6.091M 6.1M
2017-12-11 03:00 PM JOLTs Job Openings 5.996M 6.177M 6.090M 6.1M
2018-01-09 03:00 PM JOLTs Job Openings 5.879M 5.925M 6.038M 6M
2018-02-06 03:00 PM JOLTs Job Openings 5.879M 5.9M
2018-03-16 02:00 PM JOLTs Job Openings 5.8M
2018-04-13 02:00 PM JOLTs Job Openings 5.8M


United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.10 4.10 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 148.00 252.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 146.00 239.00 1089.00 -816.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 2.00 13.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 25.00 31.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 220.00 261.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1952.00 1876.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 250.00 185.00 384.00 -846.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 154021.00 153918.00 154345.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 6576.00 6610.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.30 0.10 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.50 34.50 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.70 62.70 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.94 0.99 2.80 0.94 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.90 9.60 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 108.36 108.42 109.07 17.12 Index Points [+]
Productivity 108.87 108.07 108.87 27.60 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 5661.00 6263.00 6502.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 5879.00 5925.00 6177.00 2196.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 32423.00 35038.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 22.30 22.23 22.30 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 21.20 21.10 21.20 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 3.22 2.75 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.70 0.50 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Population 324.30 322.06 324.30 76.09 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 66.00 66.00 66.00 66.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 66.00 66.00 66.00 66.00 [+]
Employment Rate 60.10 60.10 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Living Wage Family 2240.00 2150.00 2240.00 2120.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1540.00 1460.00 1540.00 1420.00 USD/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 27257.00 27110.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 126723.00 126827.00 126827.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Wages Low Skilled 2090.00 1830.00 2100.00 1650.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4290.00 4120.00 4320.00 3640.00 USD/Month [+]


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. 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 - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5879.00 5925.00 6177.00 2196.00 2000 - 2017 Thousand Monthly
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Russia 1652370.00 Sep/17
Switzerland 60070.00 Jun/17
United States 5879.00 Nov/17


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