Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey

The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) program produces data on job openings, hires, and separations.


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Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey

May 12, 2015

There were 5.0 million job openings on the last business day of March, little changed from February. Hires were little changed at 5.1 million and separations were little changed at 5.0 million in March. The quits rate and the layoffs and discharges rate were little changed as well. More...



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  1. Are annual estimates available?
  2. Are seasonally adjusted JOLTS data available?
  3. What dates are the JOLTS data released?
  4. Does JOLTS have estimates by occupation, by state, or by metropolitan area?
  5. Can JOLTS help my job search?
  6. What is the cost of turnover?
  7. What is the average number of jobs a person holds over a lifetime?

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Information for JOLTS Data Users

  1. What is JOLTS?
  2. Availability
  3. Frame and Sample
  4. Data Definitions
  5. Data Collection
  6. Data Presentation
  7. JOLTS chapter of the BLS Handbook of Methods
  8. Reliability of JOLTS Estimates
  9. Why does JOLTS data sometimes appear inconsistent with CES employment data?

What JOLTS does not have:

  1. List of Individual Job Openings
  2. Cost of Turnover
  3. Tenure
  4. Number of Jobs the Average Person has over a lifetime
  5. Turnover Rates by Occupation


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