May 20, 2008
On the last business day of March, there were 3.7 million job openings in the United States.
Four industries each had over 500,000 job openings: professional and business services; education and health services; trade, transportation, and utilities; and leisure and hospitality. In contrast, there were 94,000 job openings in construction in March.
These data are from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. Learn more about job openings, hires, and separations in "Job Openings and Labor Turnover: March 2008" (PDF) (HTML), news release USDL 08-0669.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Job openings by industry, March 2008 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2008/may/wk3/art02.htm (visited November 30, 2015).
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