The number of job openings in the US rose to a new record high of 9.209 million in May 2021, from a revised 9.193 million in April and below market expectations of 9.388 million. Job openings increased in a number of industries with the largest gains being recorded in other services (+109,000), state and local government education (+46,000), and educational services (+35,000). On the other hand, openings decreased in arts, entertainment, and recreation (-80,000); state and local government, excluding education (-56,000); and federal government (-17,000). Meanwhile, the number of hires fell by 85 thousand to 5.927 million, while total separations including quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations declined by 485 thousand to 5.318 million. source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Job Offers in the United States averaged 4657.46 Thousand from 2000 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 9209 Thousand in May 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 August of 2021.

Job Offers in the United States is expected to be 7000.00 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 7000.00 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
9209.00 9193.00 9209.00 2232.00 2000 - 2021 Thousand Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-04-06 02:00 PM Feb 7.367M 7.099M 6.995M 7M
2021-05-11 02:00 PM Mar 8.123M 7.526M 7.5M 7.4M
2021-06-08 02:00 PM Apr 9.286M 8.288M 8.3M 8.2M
2021-07-07 02:00 PM May 9.209M 9.193M 9.388M 9.1M
2021-08-09 02:00 PM Jun 9.209M 9.0M
2021-09-08 02:00 PM Jul
2021-10-12 02:00 PM Aug
2021-11-12 03:00 PM Sep


News Stream
US Job Openings Hit New Record in May
The number of job openings in the US rose to a new record high of 9.209 million in May 2021, from a revised 9.193 million in April and below market expectations of 9.388 million. Job openings increased in a number of industries with the largest gains being recorded in other services (+109,000), state and local government education (+46,000), and educational services (+35,000). On the other hand, openings decreased in arts, entertainment, and recreation (-80,000); state and local government, excluding education (-56,000); and federal government (-17,000). Meanwhile, the number of hires fell by 85 thousand to 5.927 million, while total separations including quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations declined by 485 thousand to 5.318 million.
2021-07-07
US Job Openings Hit New All-Time High
The number of job openings in the US rose by almost 1.0 million from the previous month to a new record high of 9.286 million in April 2021, easily beating market expectations of 8.3 million. Jobs were created in a number of industries with the largest increases being recorded in accommodation and food services (+349,000), other services (+115,000), and durable goods manufacturing (+78,000). Meanwhile, there were declines in educational services (-23,000) and in mining and logging (-8,000). Large and small business owners have been complaining about the difficulty of finding qualified workers, despite the high unemployment rate due to the pandemic. Meanwhile, the number of hires rose by 69 thousand to 6.075 million, while total separations including quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations increased by 324 thousand to 5.760 million.
2021-06-08
US Job Openings Hit Record High in March
The number of job openings in the US rose by 597 thousand from the previous month to 8.123 million in March 2021, the highest level since the series began in December 2000 and well above market expectations of 7.5 million. Jobs were created in a number of industries led by accommodation and food services (+185,000); state and local government education (+155,000); and arts, entertainment, and recreation (+81,000). Meanwhile, job openings decreased in health care and social assistance (-218,000). Available jobs increased in the Northeast and Midwest regions. Meanwhile, the number of hires rose by 215 thousand to 6.009 million, while total separations including quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations dropped by 107 thousand to 5.322 million.
2021-05-11
US Job Openings Jump to 2-Year High
The number of job openings in the US rose by 268 thousand from the previous month to 7.367 million in February 2021, the highest level since January 2019 and above market expectations of 6.995 million. Job openings increased in health care and social assistance (+233,000), accommodation and food services (+104,000), and arts, entertainment, and recreation (+56,000); but declined in state and local government education (-117,000), educational services (-35,000), and information (-34,000). Meanwhile, the number of hires rose by 273 thousand to 5.738 million, while total separations including quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations were up 133 thousand to 5.456 million.
2021-04-06

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.