Job Openings Increased 8.3% in December

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The Job Opening and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) showed December job openings increased 258,000 to 3.4 million, an increase of 8.3%. Hires decreased 86,000 (2.1%) to 4 million due to November’s decrease in job openings. Total separations decreased 77,000 to 3.9 million. Job openings increased slightly in most fields. The biggest gain was professional and business services gaining 149,000 (29.6%) to 652,000. Finance and Insurance saw the biggest percent change, gaining 36.3% more job openings to 150,000. Education openings decreased 21,000 to 588,00 and construction declined 3,000 to 71,000.

For more information, see our JOLTS report.

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

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One Response to “Job Openings Increased 8.3% in December”

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