United States Job Openings  2000-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The number of job openings in the United States rose to 5.626 million in January of 2017, following an upwardly revised 5.539 million in the previous month and beating market expectations of 5.45 million. The number of job openings was little changed for total private (5.173 million) and for government (0.452 million). Job openings increased in professional and business services (136,000) and real estate and rental and leasing (67,000) but decreased in federal government (-37,000). The number of job openings was little changed in all four regions. Job Offers in the United States averaged 3940.85 Thousands from 2000 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 5973 Thousands in July of 2016 and a record low of 2196 Thousands in July of 2009.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-01-10 03:00 PM Nov 5.522M 5.451M 5.555M 5.4M
2017-02-07 03:00 PM Dec 5.501M 5.505M 5.568M 5.5M
2017-03-16 02:00 PM Jan 5.626M 5.539M 5.450M 5.4M
2017-04-11 02:00 PM Feb 5.626M 5.6M
2017-05-09 02:00 PM Mar 5.6M
2017-06-06 02:00 PM Apr 5.6M




United States Labour Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Unemployment Rate 4.70 4.80 10.80 2.50 percent [+]
Non Farm Payrolls 235.00 238.00 1115.00 -834.00 Thousand [+]
Nonfarm Payrolls Private 227.00 221.00 1089.00 -816.00 Thousand [+]
Government Payrolls 8.00 17.00 427.00 -260.00 Thousand [+]
Manufacturing Payrolls 28.00 11.00 572.00 -519.00 Thousand [+]
Initial Jobless Claims 261.00 246.00 695.00 162.00 Thousand [+]
Continuing Jobless Claims 1990.00 2025.00 6635.00 988.00 Thousand [+]
ADP Employment Change 298.00 261.00 384.00 -846.00 Thousand [+]
Employed Persons 152528.00 152081.00 152528.00 57635.00 Thousand [+]
Unemployed Persons 7528.00 7635.00 15352.00 1596.00 Thousand [+]
Average Hourly Earnings 0.20 0.20 0.60 -0.30 percent [+]
Average Weekly Hours 34.40 34.40 34.70 33.70 Hours [+]
Labor Force Participation Rate 63.00 62.90 67.30 58.10 percent [+]
Long Term Unemployment Rate 1.13 1.16 2.80 1.13 percent [+]
Youth Unemployment Rate 9.90 10.10 19.50 7.80 percent [+]
Labour Costs 111.21 110.75 111.21 17.12 Index Points [+]
Productivity 107.40 107.00 107.40 27.60 Index Points [+]
Job Vacancies 5582.00 5040.00 6197.00 2132.00 Thousand [+]
Job Offers 5626.00 5539.00 5973.00 2196.00 Thousands [+]
Challenger Job Cuts 36957.00 45934.00 248475.00 15100.00 Persons [+]
Wages 21.86 21.82 21.86 2.50 USD/Hour [+]
Wage Growth 4.47 3.76 13.77 -5.77 percent [+]
Minimum Wages 7.25 7.25 7.25 0.25 USD/Hour [+]
Wages in Manufacturing 20.65 20.66 20.67 1.27 USD/Hour [+]
Employment Cost Index 0.50 0.60 1.60 0.20 percent [+]
Labor Market Conditions Index 1.30 1.30 32.40 -49.00 Index Points [+]
Population 324.30 322.06 324.30 76.09 Million [+]
Retirement Age Women 66.00 66.00 66.00 66.00 [+]
Retirement Age Men 66.00 66.00 66.00 66.00 [+]
Wages High Skilled 4130.00 4150.00 4150.00 4000.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Family 1496.20 1497.50 2680.00 1433.00 USD/Month [+]
Living Wage Individual 1407.76 1399.20 1407.76 1302.75 USD/Month [+]
Part Time Employment 27554.00 27405.00 28134.00 10086.00 Thousand [+]
Full Time Employment 125031.00 124705.00 125031.00 64640.00 Thousand [+]
Employment Rate 60.00 59.90 64.70 55.00 percent [+]
Wages Low Skilled 1780.00 1810.00 1860.00 1450.00 USD/Month [+]



United States Job Openings Notes

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. 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 - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5626.00 5539.00 5973.00 2196.00 2000 - 2017 Thousands Monthly
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