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

The number of job openings in the US fell to 6.638 million in May of 2018 from an all-time high of 6.84 million in April, beating market expectations of 6.583 million. Job openings decreased for total private (-228,000) and information (-60,000) and arts, entertainment, and recreation (-27,000) and was little changed for government. In contrast, job openings increased in federal government (+12,000) and mining and logging (+10,000). Meanwhile, the number of hires was little changed at 5.8 million. Job Offers in the United States averaged 4107.62 Thousand from 2000 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 6840 Thousand in April of 2018 and a record low of 2196 Thousand in July of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-05-08 02:00 PM JOLTs Job Openings 6.55M 6.078M 6.101M 6M
2018-06-05 02:00 PM JOLTs Job Openings 6.698M 6.633M 6.4M 6.2M
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 6.638M 6.6M
2018-09-11 02:00 PM JOLTs Job Openings 6.9M
2018-10-16 02:00 PM JOLTs Job Openings 6.8M


United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.00 3.80 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 213.00 244.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 202.00 239.00 1089.00 -821.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 11.00 5.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 36.00 19.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 207.00 215.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1751.00 1743.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 177.00 189.00 384.00 -836.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 155576.00 155474.00 155576.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 6564.00 6065.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.20 0.30 0.60 -0.20 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.50 34.50 34.60 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.90 62.70 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 0.74 0.80 2.80 0.74 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.90 8.70 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 110.16 109.37 110.16 17.13 Index Points [+]
Productivity 109.05 108.94 109.05 27.62 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 6671.00 7195.00 7195.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 6638.00 6840.00 6840.00 2196.00 Thousand [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 37202.00 31517.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 22.62 22.59 22.62 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.89 4.52 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 21.40 21.39 21.49 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.80 0.60 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 60.40 60.40 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Full Time Employment 128568.00 128657.00 128657.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Part Time Employment 27028.00 26883.00 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 July of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
6638.00 6840.00 6840.00 2196.00 2000 - 2018 Thousand Monthly
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