US Economy Added 172,000 New Job Openings in March

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There were 172,000 additional job openings, an increase of 4.8% to a total of 3.7 million, posted in March according to the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. Hires in March declined 2% to 4.3 million, while separations increased 29,000. Job openings increased in all sectors except information and government. Information and federal government openings held steady at 88,000 and 67,000, respectively. State and local government openings fell 20,000, or 5.9%, to 318,000.

For additional graphs, data, and context, see our Job Openings and Labor Turnover Report.

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