The number of job openings in the US was 11.400 million in April of 2022, down from a revised record high of 11.855 million in March, matching market expectations and suggesting firms continued to struggle to hire new workers. The largest increases were in transportation, warehousing, and utilities (+97,000); nondurable goods manufacturing (+67,000); and durable goods manufacturing (+53,000). The largest decreases were in health care and social assistance (-266,000), retail trade (-162,000), and accommodation and food services (-113,000). Meanwhile, some 4.4 million Americans quit their jobs in April, little changed from the prior month, with the so-called quits rate unchanged at 2.9%. source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Job Offers in the United States averaged 4934.42 Thousand from 2000 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 11855 Thousand in March of 2022 and a record low of 2232 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 July of 2022.

Job Offers in the United States is expected to be 10100.00 Thousand by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United States Job Openings is projected to trend around 7900.00 Thousand in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United States Job Openings



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-05-03 02:00 PM Mar 11.549M 11.344M 11M 11.27M
2022-06-01 02:00 PM Apr 11.4M 11.855M 11.4M 11.4M
2022-07-06 02:00 PM May 11.4M 11M 11.3M


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 3.60 3.60 percent May 2022
Non Farm Payrolls 390.00 436.00 Thousand May 2022
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 333.00 405.00 Thousand May 2022
Employed Persons 158426.00 158105.00 Thousand May 2022
Unemployed Persons 5950.00 5941.00 Thousand May 2022
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.30 62.20 percent May 2022
Job Vacancies 11981.00 11737.00 Thousand Apr 2022
Job Offers 11400.00 11855.00 Thousand Apr 2022
Job Quits Rate 2.90 2.90 Percent Apr 2022
Job Quits 4424.00 4449.00 Thousand Apr 2022
Employment Rate 60.10 60.00 percent May 2022

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.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
11400.00 11855.00 11855.00 2232.00 2000 - 2022 Thousand Monthly
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News Stream
US Job Openings Remain Near Record Highs
The number of job openings in the US was 11.400 million in April of 2022, down from a revised record high of 11.855 million in March, matching market expectations and suggesting firms continued to struggle to hire new workers. The largest increases were in transportation, warehousing, and utilities (+97,000); nondurable goods manufacturing (+67,000); and durable goods manufacturing (+53,000). The largest decreases were in health care and social assistance (-266,000), retail trade (-162,000), and accommodation and food services (-113,000). Meanwhile, some 4.4 million Americans quit their jobs in April, little changed from the prior month, with the so-called quits rate unchanged at 2.9%.
2022-06-01
US Job Openings Hit Record High
The number of job openings in the US rose by 205,000 from a month earlier to a series high of 11.549 million in March of 2022, above market expectations of 11 million, as work shortages persisted. Job openings increased in retail trade (+155,000) and in durable goods manufacturing (+50,000). Job openings decreased in transportation, warehousing, and utilities (-69,000); state and local government education (-43,000); and federal government (-20,000). Job openings increased in the South region. Meanwhile, a record level of 4.5 million Americans quit their jobs with the so-called quits rate rising to 3%.
2022-05-03
US Job Openings Remain Near Record High in February
The number of job openings in the United States was 11.266 million in February of 2022, little changed from an upwardly revised 11.283 million in January and compared with market expectations of 11 million. The number of available jobs remained near a record high of 11.448 million set in December as companies continued to struggle to find scarce workers. Job openings increased in arts, entertainment, and recreation (+32,000); educational services (+26,000); and federal government (+23,000) and decreased in finance and insurance (-63,000) and in nondurable goods manufacturing (-39,000). Job openings dropped in the Midwest region and increased in the West region. Meantime, 4.4 million Americans quit their jobs with so-called quits rate rising to 2.9% and there were 1.8 job openings for every unemployed person.
2022-03-29