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Job openings up 289,000 in April

June 11, 2014

There were 4.5 million job openings on the last business day of April, up from 4.2 million in March. The hires rate (3.4 percent) and separations rate (3.3 percent) were unchanged in April.

Job openings, hires and total separations levels, April 2009–April 2014
DateJob openingsHiresTotal separations

Jan 2009

2,763,0004,111,0004,873,000

Feb 2009

2,794,0004,004,0004,715,000

Mar 2009

2,493,0003,697,0004,565,000

Apr 2009

2,271,0003,870,0004,670,000

May 2009

2,413,0003,736,0004,115,000

Jun 2009

2,388,0003,649,0004,142,000

Jul 2009

2,146,0003,807,0004,223,000

Aug 2009

2,294,0003,734,0004,014,000

Sep 2009

2,434,0003,846,0004,062,000

Oct 2009

2,376,0003,746,0003,960,000

Nov 2009

2,419,0003,966,0003,909,000

Dec 2009

2,490,0003,819,0003,968,000

Jan 2010

2,701,0003,895,0003,866,000

Feb 2010

2,535,0003,805,0003,862,000

Mar 2010

2,635,0004,163,0003,998,000

Apr 2010

3,080,0004,085,0003,877,000

May 2010

2,927,0004,380,0003,862,000

Jun 2010

2,739,0004,078,0004,209,000

Jul 2010

2,933,0004,120,0004,231,000

Aug 2010

2,922,0003,916,0003,975,000

Sep 2010

2,789,0003,991,0004,007,000

Oct 2010

3,021,0004,063,0003,836,000

Nov 2010

3,082,0004,130,0003,924,000

Dec 2010

2,891,0004,170,0004,047,000

Jan 2011

2,886,0003,901,0003,833,000

Feb 2011

3,034,0004,048,0003,851,000

Mar 2011

3,119,0004,246,0004,023,000

Apr 2011

3,084,0004,216,0003,926,000

May 2011

3,067,0004,131,0004,028,000

Jun 2011

3,218,0004,296,0004,102,000

Jul 2011

3,410,0004,157,0004,044,000

Aug 2011

3,205,0004,192,0004,072,000

Sep 2011

3,523,0004,321,0004,102,000

Oct 2011

3,420,0004,237,0004,064,000

Nov 2011

3,210,0004,263,0004,051,000

Dec 2011

3,538,0004,256,0004,005,000

Jan 2012

3,574,0004,282,0003,954,000

Feb 2012

3,509,0004,446,0004,196,000

Mar 2012

3,827,0004,473,0004,212,000

Apr 2012

3,617,0004,316,0004,231,000

May 2012

3,739,0004,430,0004,358,000

Jun 2012

3,830,0004,350,0004,275,000

Jul 2012

3,595,0004,257,0004,081,000

Aug 2012

3,699,0004,440,0004,367,000

Sep 2012

3,568,0004,232,0004,045,000

Oct 2012

3,745,0004,357,0004,151,000

Nov 2012

3,755,0004,465,0004,207,000

Dec 2012

3,646,0004,343,0004,090,000

Jan 2013

3,693,0004,389,0004,262,000

Feb 2013

4,015,0004,551,0004,212,000

Mar 2013

3,879,0004,301,0004,186,000

Apr 2013

3,824,0004,457,0004,276,000

May 2013

3,879,0004,541,0004,401,000

Jun 2013

3,971,0004,418,0004,236,000

Jul 2013

3,816,0004,525,0004,313,000

Aug 2013

3,925,0004,592,0004,417,000

Sep 2013

3,948,0004,701,0004,500,000

Oct 2013

3,996,0004,512,0004,305,000

Nov 2013

4,126,0004,574,0004,316,000

Dec 2013

3,914,0004,578,0004,468,000

Jan 2014

3,874,0004,516,0004,419,000

Feb 2014

4,125,0004,699,0004,459,000

Mar 2014

4,166,0004,706,0004,491,000

Apr 2014

4,455,000(p)4,708,000(p)4,496,000(p)
Footnotes:

(p) Preliminary

There were 4.7 million hires in April, little changed from March. The number of hires was little changed for total private and government, and in all industries and regions. There were 4.5 million total separations in April, unchanged from March. The number of total separations was unchanged for total private and declined in government.

These data are from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision. To learn more, see "Job Openings and Labor Turnover — April 2014" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL‑14‑1074.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Editor's Desk, Job openings up 289,000 in April on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2014/ted_20140611.htm (visited September 17, 2014).

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