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Job openings in November 2012

January 11, 2013

There were 3.7 million job openings on the last business day of November 2012, unchanged from October 2012. In November 2011 there were 3.3 million job openings.

Job openings by industry, November 2011, October 2012 and November 2012, seasonally adjusted
IndustryNovember 2011October 2012November 2012

Construction

83,00099,00093,000

Manufacturing

240,000281,000276,000

Trade, transportation and utilities

581,000610,000720,000

Professional and business services

561,000645,000584,000

Education and health services

616,000681,000705,000

Leisure and hospitality

434,000442,000479,000

Government

349,000364,000355,000

From November 2011 to November 2012, job openings increased most in retail trade (144,000, within the trade, transportation and utilities industry) and health care and social assistance (91,000, within the education and health services industry).

Government job openings increased the least, by 6,000.

These data are from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision. For additional information, see Job Openings and Labor Turnover — November 2012” (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-13-0015. More charts featuring data on job openings, hires, and employment separations can be found in Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey Highlights: November 2012 (PDF).

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Job openings in November 2012 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20130111.htm (visited July 30, 2014).

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