The number of vacancies in the United States unexpectedly rose by 437,000 to 10.72 million in September 2022, up from 10.2 million in August and easily beating market expectations of 10.0 million. The level of openings remained close to record highs seen at the end of 2021, which could add to inflationary pressure coming from raising wages to attract and keep staff. Openings were up in several industries with the largest increases being reported in accommodation and food services (+215,000); health care and social assistance (+115,000); and transportation, warehousing, and utilities (+111,000). Meanwhile, job openings decreased in wholesale trade (-104,000) and in finance and insurance (-83,000). Elsewhere, the number of hires was down by 252,000 to 6.33 million, while total separations including quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations declined by 370,000 to 5.69 million. source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Job Offers in the United States averaged 5049.38 Thousand from 2000 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 11855.00 Thousand in March of 2022 and a record low of 2232.00 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 November of 2022.

Job Offers in the United States is expected to be 9500.00 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
2022-10-04 02:00 PM Aug 10.053M 11.17M 10.775M 11.1M
2022-11-01 02:00 PM Sep 10.717M 10.28M 10M 10.2M
2022-11-30 03:00 PM Oct 10.717M 10.3M 10.4M


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Unemployment Rate 3.70 3.50 percent Oct 2022
Non Farm Payrolls 261.00 315.00 Thousand Oct 2022
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 233.00 319.00 Thousand Oct 2022
Unemployed Persons 6059.00 5753.00 Thousand Oct 2022
Employed Persons 158608.00 158936.00 Thousand Oct 2022
Labor Force Participation Rate 62.20 62.30 percent Oct 2022
Job Vacancies 10695.00 10389.00 Thousand Sep 2022
Job Offers 10717.00 10280.00 Thousand Sep 2022
Job Quits Rate 2.70 2.70 Percent Sep 2022
Job Quits 4061.00 4184.00 Thousand Sep 2022
Employment Rate 60.00 60.10 percent Oct 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
10717.00 10280.00 11855.00 2232.00 2000 - 2022 Thousand Monthly
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News Stream
US Job Openings Above Expectations
The number of vacancies in the United States unexpectedly rose by 437,000 to 10.72 million in September 2022, up from 10.2 million in August and easily beating market expectations of 10.0 million. The level of openings remained close to record highs seen at the end of 2021, which could add to inflationary pressure coming from raising wages to attract and keep staff. Openings were up in several industries with the largest increases being reported in accommodation and food services (+215,000); health care and social assistance (+115,000); and transportation, warehousing, and utilities (+111,000). Meanwhile, job openings decreased in wholesale trade (-104,000) and in finance and insurance (-83,000). Elsewhere, the number of hires was down by 252,000 to 6.33 million, while total separations including quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations declined by 370,000 to 5.69 million.
2022-11-01
US Job Openings Fall More than Expected
The number of job openings in the US dropped to 10.1 million in August of 2022, the lowest since June 2021 from a downwardly revised 11.2 million in July and a record level of 11.9 million in March. Figures came below market expectations of 10.775 million but were still above pre-pandemic levels, suggesting demand for workers remained strong. The largest decreases were in health care and social assistance (-236,000), other services (-183,000), and retail trade (-143,000). Meanwhile, 4.2 million Americans quit their jobs in August, little changed from the prior month, with the so-called quits rate unchanged at 2.7%. Also, the ratio of openings to unemployed persons declined with 1.7 jobs for every unemployed person in August, down from about 2 in July.
2022-10-04
US Job Openings Unexpectedly Rise
The number of job openings in the US rose by 199,000 from a month earlier to 11.2 million in July of 2022, while markets had expected it to drop to 10.45 million. It was the first increase in job openings after three consecutive months of slight declines, reflecting persistent tightness in the labor market amid worker shortages. Job openings increased in transportation, warehousing, and utilities (+81,000); arts, entertainment, and recreation (+53,000); federal government (+47,000); and state and local government education (+42,000), but decreased in durable goods manufacturing (-47,000). Meanwhile, some 4.2 million Americans quit their jobs in July, little changed from the prior month, with the so-called quits rate falling by one percentage point to 2.7%, still relatively high by historical standards.
2022-08-30