The number of job openings in the US rose by 74 thousand from the previous month to 6.646 million in December 2020, compared with market expectations of 6.5 million but remaining below its pre-pandemic level of 7 million. Job openings increased in professional and business services (+296,000), but were down in state and local government, excluding education (-65,000); arts, entertainment, and recreation (-50,000); and nondurable goods manufacturing (-30,000). The number of job openings was little changed in all four regions. Meanwhile, the number of hires declined by 396 thousand to 5.5 million, while total separations including quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations were little changed at 5.5 million. source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Job Offers in the United States averaged 4579.25 Thousand from 2000 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 7520 Thousand in January of 2019 and a record low of 2264 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 March of 2021.

Job Offers in the United States is expected to be 6800.00 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 5900.00 Thousand in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United States Job Openings

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6646.00 6572.00 7520.00 2264.00 2000 - 2020 Thousand Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-11-10 03:00 PM Sep 6.436M 6.352M 6.5M 6.2M
2020-12-09 03:00 PM Oct 6.652M 6.494M 6.3M 6.4M
2021-01-12 03:00 PM Nov 6.527M 6.632M 6.3M
2021-02-09 03:00 PM Dec 6.646M 6.572M 6.5M 6.4M
2021-03-11 03:00 PM Jan 6.646M 6.5M
2021-04-06 02:00 PM Feb
2021-05-11 02:00 PM Mar
2021-06-08 02:00 PM Apr


News Stream
US Job Openings Unexpectedly Rise in December
The number of job openings in the US rose by 74 thousand from the previous month to 6.646 million in December 2020, compared with market expectations of 6.5 million but remaining below its pre-pandemic level of 7 million. Job openings increased in professional and business services (+296,000), but were down in state and local government, excluding education (-65,000); arts, entertainment, and recreation (-50,000); and nondurable goods manufacturing (-30,000). The number of job openings was little changed in all four regions. Meanwhile, the number of hires declined by 396 thousand to 5.5 million, while total separations including quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations were little changed at 5.5 million.
2021-02-09
US Job Openings Fall in November
The number of job openings in the US declined by 105 thousand to 6.527 million in November 2020, remaining below its pre-pandemic level of 7 million. Job openings decreased in durable goods manufacturing (-48,000), information (-45,000), and educational services (-21,000). The number of job openings was little changed in all four regions. Meanwhile, the number of hires rose by 67 thousand to 6.0 million, while total separations including quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations jumped by 271 thousand to 5.4 million.
2021-01-12
US Job Openings Beat Forecasts in October
The number of job openings in the US increased by 158,000 from a month earlier to 6.652 million in October 2020, beating market expectations of 6.3 million but still remaining below their pre-pandemic level of 7 million. Job openings rose in health care and social assistance (+122,000) and state and local government education (+23,000). The number of job openings was little changed in all four regions. Meanwhile, the number of hires declined by 74,000 to 5.8 million, while total separations including quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations jumped by 263,000 to 5.1 million. Within separations, the quits rate was unchanged at 2.2 percent while the layoffs and discharges rate increased to 1.2 percent.
2020-12-09
US Job Openings Rise Less than Forecast
The number of job openings in the US increased by 84,000 from a month earlier to 6.4 million in September 2020, missing market expectations of 6.5 million and recovering further from an over five-year low hit in April. Still, vacancies remained below their pre-pandemic level of 7 million. Job openings decreased in federal government (-20,000). The number of job openings was little changed in all four regions. Meanwhile, the number of hires declined by 81,000 to 5.9 million, while total separations including quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations decreased by 25,000 to 4.7 million. Within separations, the quits rate was little changed at 2.1 percent while the layoffs and discharges rate decreased to a series low of 0.9 percent.
2020-11-10

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.