The number of job openings in the US fell by 191,000 from a month earlier to 10.4 million in September of 2021, compared with market expectations of 10.3 million but remaining well above pre-pandemic levels amid the ongoing labor shortage. It was the second straight month of declines in the level of the openings, with fewer positions in state and local government education (-114,000); other services (-104,000); real estate and rental and leasing (-65,000); and educational services (-45,000). Meanwhile, job openings increased in health care and social assistance (+141,000); state and local government excluding education (+114,000); wholesale trade (+51,000); and information (+51,000). The number of job openings was little changed in all four regions. Meanwhile, the number of hires declined by 38,000 to 6.459 million, while total separations including quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations rose by 186,000 to 6.218 million. source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Job Offers in the United States averaged 4752.67 Thousand from 2000 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 11098 Thousand in July of 2021 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 December of 2021.

Job Offers in the United States is expected to be 10600.00 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 9000.00 Thousand in 2022 and 7900.00 Thousand in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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United States Job Openings


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-10-12 02:00 PM Aug 10.439M 11.098M 10.925M 10.8M
2021-11-12 03:00 PM Sep 10.438M 10.629M 10.3M 10.1M
2021-12-08 03:00 PM Oct 10.438M 10.4M


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 4.20 4.60 percent Nov/21
Non Farm Payrolls 210.00 546.00 Thousand Nov/21
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 235.00 628.00 Thousand Nov/21
Government Payrolls -25.00 -82.00 Thousand Nov/21
Manufacturing Payrolls 31.00 48.00 Thousand Nov/21
Unemployed Persons 6877.00 7419.00 Thousand Nov/21
Employed Persons 155175.00 154039.00 Thousand Nov/21
Average Hourly Earnings 0.30 0.40 percent Nov/21
Average Weekly Hours 34.80 34.70 Hours Nov/21
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.80 61.60 percent Nov/21
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.35 1.44 percent Nov/21
Youth Unemployment Rate 8.60 8.70 percent Nov/21
Labour Costs 120.92 118.55 points Sep/21
Productivity 111.33 112.76 points Sep/21
Job Vacancies 10507.00 10679.00 Thousand Sep/21
Job Offers 10438.00 10629.00 Thousand Sep/21
Wages 26.40 26.26 USD/Hour Nov/21
Wages in Manufacturing 24.27 24.24 USD/Hour Nov/21
Employment Cost Index 1.30 0.70 percent Sep/21
Job Quits 4434.00 4270.00 Thousands Sep/21
Part Time Employment 25948.00 25906.00 Thousand Nov/21
Full Time Employment 129260.00 128306.00 Thousand Nov/21
Employment Rate 59.20 58.80 percent Nov/21

News Stream
US Job Openings Fall Less than Expected
The number of job openings in the US fell by 191,000 from a month earlier to 10.4 million in September of 2021, compared with market expectations of 10.3 million but remaining well above pre-pandemic levels amid the ongoing labor shortage. It was the second straight month of declines in the level of the openings, with fewer positions in state and local government education (-114,000); other services (-104,000); real estate and rental and leasing (-65,000); and educational services (-45,000). Meanwhile, job openings increased in health care and social assistance (+141,000); state and local government excluding education (+114,000); wholesale trade (+51,000); and information (+51,000). The number of job openings was little changed in all four regions. Meanwhile, the number of hires declined by 38,000 to 6.459 million, while total separations including quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations rose by 186,000 to 6.218 million.
2021-11-12
US Job Openings Fall for 1st Time in 8 Months
The number of job openings in the US dropped to 10.439 million in August 2021, from an all-time high of 11.098 million in July and below market expectations of 10.925 million. It was the first month of decline in the level of the openings since December 2020 with the largest decreases reported for health care and social assistance (-224,000); accommodation and food services (-178,000); and state and local government education (-124,000). Job openings increased in the federal government (+22,000). Job openings were down in the Northeast and Midwest regions. Meanwhile, the number of hires declined by 439,000 to 6.322 million, while total separations including quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations rose by 211,000 to 6.003 million.
2021-10-12
US Job Openings Hit Fresh Record High
The number of job openings in the US rose by 749,000 from a month earlier to a new series high of 10.934 million in July 2021, and well above market expectations of 10.0 million, adding to signs of labor supply constraints. Job openings increased in several industries, with the largest gains in health care and social assistance (+294,000); finance and insurance (+116,000); and accommodation and food services (+115,000). The openings level was up in the Northeast, South, and West regions. Meanwhile, the number of hires declined by 160,000 to 6.667 million, while total separations including quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations rose by 174,000 to 5.786 million.
2021-09-08

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.