The number of job openings in the US reached an all-time high of 7.335 million in December 2018 from an upwardly revised 7.166 million in the previous month and above market expectations of 6.9 million. The number of job openings rose for total private (+198,000) and was little changed for government. Across industries, the largest increases in the job openings level were recorded in construction (+88,000), accommodation & food services (+84,000), and health care & social assistance (+79,000). Meanwhile, job openings declined in non-durable goods manufacturing (-37,000), federal government (-32,000), and real estate & rental and leasing (-31,000). Job Offers in the United States averaged 4204.47 Thousand from 2000 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 7335 Thousand in December of 2018 and a record low of 2196 Thousand in July of 2009.

Job Offers in the United States is expected to be 6300.00 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 5818.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Job Openings is projected to trend around 5600.00 Thousand in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-11-06 03:00 PM JOLTs Job Openings 7.009M 7.293M 7.1M 7.1M
2018-12-10 03:00 PM JOLTs Job Openings 7.079M 6.96M 6.995M 7.2M
2019-01-08 03:00 PM JOLTs Job Openings 6.888M 7.131M 7.063M 7.1M
2019-02-12 03:00 PM JOLTs Job Openings 7.335M 7.166M 6.9M 6.9M
2019-03-15 02:00 PM JOLTs Job Openings 7.335M
2019-04-09 02:00 PM JOLTs Job Openings
2019-05-07 02:00 PM JOLTs Job Openings 6.3M


United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.00 3.90 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 304.00 222.00 1118.00 -1959.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 296.00 206.00 1092.00 -811.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 8.00 16.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 13.00 20.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 239.00 235.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1773.00 1736.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 213.00 263.00 384.00 -836.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 156694.00 156945.00 156945.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 6535.00 6294.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.10 0.40 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.50 34.50 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 63.20 63.10 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.80 0.77 4.40 0.08 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 9.10 8.70 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 109.05 108.81 109.60 17.00 Index Points [+]
Productivity 105.69 105.10 105.69 26.03 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 6890.00 6540.00 7320.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 7335.00 7166.00 7335.00 2196.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 52988.00 43884.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 23.12 23.05 23.12 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.20 4.49 13.78 -5.88 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 21.86 21.91 21.91 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.70 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 60.70 60.60 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 129837.00 129913.00 129913.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 26752.00 26994.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Living Wage Family 2380.00 2270.00 2380.00 2160.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1660.00 1560.00 1660.00 1450.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages High Skilled 4520.00 4330.00 4950.00 4330.00 USD/Month [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1960.00 1760.00 2340.00 1760.00 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 February of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
7335.00 7166.00 7335.00 2196.00 2000 - 2018 Thousand Monthly
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