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Job Openings were 3.7 million in October
There were 3.7 million job openings on the last business day of October, little changed from September, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The hires rate (3.2 percent) and separations rate (3.1 percent) were also little changed in October. This release includes estimates of the number and rate of job openings, hires, and separations for the nonfarm sector by industry and by geographic region.
The number of job openings in October was 3.7 million, essentially unchanged from September. The number of openings was little changed in all industries except construction, manufacturing, and accommodation and food services, which increased. The number of openings was also little changed in all four regions in October. The level of total nonfarm job openings in October was up from 2.4 million at the end of the recession in June 2009.
The number of job openings in October (not seasonally adjusted) was up over the year for total nonfarm and total private, but little changed for government. Job openings increased over the year for construction, nondurable goods manufacturing, other services, and state and local government, but fell in wholesale trade. The Midwest and Northeast regions experienced a rise in job openings over the year.
Posted: December 11, 2012 Tuesday 10:00 AM