Job Openings Down 8.7% in April


Giving more teeth to the rough May job numbers, the April job openings and labor turnover report showed contracting employment in April. Total nonfarm job openings fell 325,000, or 8.7%, to 3.42 million. Hires dropped 160,000, or 3.7%, to 4.18 million. However, compared to last year both are up: openings increased 13% since April 2011 while hires rose 4%. Separations also declined, falling 81,000 to 4.09 million. Finance / Insurance and Information saw the only job opening gains, rising by 4,000 and 7,000, respectively.

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


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