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

The number of job openings rose to an all-time high of 6.939 million in July 2018 from an upwardly revised 6.822 million in the previous month, and way above market expectations of 6.68 million. The increase in openings was driven by a surge of vacancies in finance and insurance firms (46,000) and nondurable goods manufacturing (32,000), while there was a decline in retail trade (-85,000), educational services (-34,000), and federal government (-19,000). Meanwhile, hiring increased to 5.679 million in July from 5.677 million in June. Job Offers in the United States averaged 4133.72 Thousand from 2000 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 6939 Thousand in July of 2018 and a record low of 2196 Thousand in July of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-07-10 02:00 PM JOLTs Job Openings 6.638M 6.84M 6.583M 6.7M
2018-08-07 02:00 PM JOLTs Job Openings 6.662M 6.659M 6.646M 6.9M
2018-09-11 02:00 PM JOLTs Job Openings 6.939M 6.822M 6.68M 6.6M
2018-10-16 02:00 PM JOLTs Job Openings 6.939M 6.8M
2018-11-06 03:00 PM JOLTs Job Openings 6.9M
2018-12-10 03:00 PM JOLTs Job Openings 6.9M


United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 3.90 3.90 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 201.00 147.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 204.00 153.00 1089.00 -821.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls -3.00 -6.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls -3.00 18.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 204.00 205.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1696.00 1711.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 163.00 217.00 384.00 -836.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 155542.00 155965.00 155965.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 6234.00 6280.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.40 0.30 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.50 34.50 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.70 62.90 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.82 0.88 2.80 0.74 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.60 8.90 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 109.33 109.60 109.60 17.00 Index Points [+]
Productivity 105.08 104.34 105.08 26.03 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 7313.00 6653.00 7313.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 6939.00 6822.00 6939.00 2196.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 38472.00 27122.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 22.73 22.66 22.73 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.83 4.99 13.78 -5.88 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 21.42 21.41 21.53 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.60 0.80 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Population 325.72 323.41 325.72 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 60.30 60.50 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 128577.00 129021.00 129021.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 26913.00 26992.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
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 [+]
Wages High Skilled 4290.00 4120.00 4320.00 3640.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 2090.00 1830.00 2100.00 1650.00 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 September of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6939.00 6822.00 6939.00 2196.00 2000 - 2018 Thousand Monthly
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