Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) published by the Labor Department on
Wednesday showed 1.7 percent m-o-m drop in the U.S. job openings in
According to the
report, employers posted 7.051 million job openings in August, compared to the
July figure of 7.174 million (revised from 7.217 million in original estimate)
and economists’ expectations of 7.051 million. The job openings rate was 4.4
percent in August, down from an unrevised 4.5 percent in the prior month. The
report showed that the number of job openings was little changed for total
private and for government. The job openings level declined in nondurable goods
manufacturing (-49,000 jobs) and in information (-47,000).
number of hires fell by 3.3 percent m-o-m to 5.779 million in August from 5.978 in July. The hiring
rate was 3.8 percent, down from 3.9 in July. The number of hires edged up for total
private (-219,000) and was little changed for government. The hires level
increased in federal government (+35,000).
rate in August was at 5.638 million or 3.7 percent, compared to 5.810 million
or 3.8 percent in July. Within separations, the quits rate was 2.3 percent (-0.1
pp m-o-m), and the layoffs rate was 1.2 percent (flat m-o-m).