US Job Openings Decreased 3.3% in October

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Data from the Job Opening and Labor Turnover Survey, released today, show US job openings decreased 3.3% in October to 3.3 million. Total nonfarm hires decreased 2.7% to 4 million and total separations went down 3% to 3.9 million.

Most sectors reported slight job opening decreases in October. However, jobs with the federal government increased 33% to 72,000; finance and insurance increased 6.9% to 154,000; construction jobs increased 32.85% to 93,000.

For more information, see our Job Openings and Labor Turnover Report.

-From the St. Louis Federal Reserve and the Bureau of Labor Statistics

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