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. source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Job Offers in the United States averaged 4604.47 Thousand from 2000 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 7574 Thousand in November of 2018 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 May of 2021.

Job Offers in the United States is expected to be 7200.00 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 6600.00 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
7367.00 7099.00 7574.00 2232.00 2000 - 2021 Thousand Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-01-12 03:00 PM Nov 6.527M 6.632M 6.3M
2021-02-09 03:00 PM Dec 6.646M 6.572M 6.5M 6.4M
2021-03-11 03:00 PM Jan 6.917M 6.752M 6.6M 6.5M
2021-04-06 02:00 PM Feb 7.367M 7.099M 6.995M 7M
2021-05-11 02:00 PM Mar 7.367M 7.5M 7.4M
2021-06-08 02:00 PM Apr
2021-07-07 02:00 PM May
2021-08-09 02:00 PM Jun


News Stream
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
US Job Openings Rise Unexpectedly in January
The number of job openings in the US rose by 165 thousand from the previous month to 6.917 million in January 2021, beating market expectations of 6.6 million and moving closer to its pre-pandemic level of 7 million. Job openings increased mostly in state and local government education (56,000); educational services (21,000); and mining and logging (10,000). Meanwhile, the number of hires declined by 110 thousand to 5.301 million, while total separations including quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations were down 275 thousand to 5.307 million.
2021-03-11
US Job Openings Unexpectedly Rise in December
The number of job openings in the US rose by 74 thousand from the previous month to 6.646 million in December 2020, compared with market expectations of 6.5 million but remaining below its pre-pandemic level of 7 million. Job openings increased in professional and business services (+296,000), but were down in state and local government, excluding education (-65,000); arts, entertainment, and recreation (-50,000); and nondurable goods manufacturing (-30,000). The number of job openings was little changed in all four regions. Meanwhile, the number of hires declined by 396 thousand to 5.5 million, while total separations including quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations were little changed at 5.5 million.
2021-02-09
US Job Openings Fall in November
The number of job openings in the US declined by 105 thousand to 6.527 million in November 2020, remaining below its pre-pandemic level of 7 million. Job openings decreased in durable goods manufacturing (-48,000), information (-45,000), and educational services (-21,000). The number of job openings was little changed in all four regions. Meanwhile, the number of hires rose by 67 thousand to 6.0 million, while total separations including quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations jumped by 271 thousand to 5.4 million.
2021-01-12

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.