Job Openings Flat in February, Only 21,000 New Jobs Added

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Job openings increased 21,000 today to 3.5 million. Hires increased 146,000 to 4.4 million while separations increased 75,000 to 4.1 million. Most industries saw fewer openings, but a few were up: Federal, State and Local government were up modestly along with education / health services (up 24,000), retail trade (up 62,000), and accommodation/food services (up 5,000). Jobs in finance fell 67,000 while all other shrinking sectors lost less than 10,000 each.

For more information see our Job Opening and Labor Turnover Report

–From the BLS and the St. Louis Federal Reserve

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