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. source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Job Offers in the United States averaged 4729.84 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 October 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
2021-09-08 02:00 PM Jul 10.934M 10.185M 10M 9.9M
2021-10-12 02:00 PM Aug 10.439M 11.098M 10.925M 10.8M
2021-11-12 03:00 PM Sep 10.439M 10.1M


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 4.80 5.20 percent Sep/21
Non Farm Payrolls 194.00 366.00 Thousand Sep/21
Government Payrolls -123.00 34.00 Thousand Sep/21
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 317.00 332.00 Thousand Sep/21
Manufacturing Payrolls 26.00 31.00 Thousand Sep/21
Unemployed Persons 7674.00 8384.00 Thousand Sep/21
Employed Persons 153680.00 153154.00 Thousand Sep/21
Average Hourly Earnings 0.60 0.40 percent Sep/21
Average Weekly Hours 34.80 34.60 Hours Sep/21
Labor Force Participation Rate 61.60 61.70 percent Sep/21
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.66 1.97 percent Sep/21
Youth Unemployment Rate 9.00 9.90 percent Sep/21
Labour Costs 118.60 118.23 points Jun/21
Productivity 112.70 112.10 points Jun/21
Job Vacancies 10679.00 11901.00 Thousand Aug/21
Job Offers 10439.00 11098.00 Thousand Aug/21
Wages 26.15 26.01 USD/Hour Sep/21
Wages in Manufacturing 24.24 23.96 USD/Hour Sep/21
Employment Cost Index 0.70 0.90 percent Jun/21
Part Time Employment 25747.00 25783.00 Thousand Sep/21
Employment Rate 58.70 58.50 percent Sep/21
Full Time Employment 128027.00 127436.00 Thousand Sep/21

News Stream
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
US Job Openings Rise Above 10M for 1st Time
The number of job openings in the US rose by 590,000 from a month earlier to a series high of 10.073 million in June 2021, and well above market expectations of 9.281 million, adding to signs of labor supply constraints as the world's largest economy consolidates its recovery. Job openings increased in several industries, with the largest gains in professional and business services (+227,000); retail trade (+133,000); and accommodation and food services (+121,000). Meanwhile, the number of hires advanced by 697,000 to 6.719 million, while total separations including quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations were up by 254,000 to 5.584 million.
2021-08-09

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.