Job growthjob openingsunemployed workers

Highlights of job openings (April)

  • Number of positions waiting to be filled increased by 65k to6.698m (est. 6.35m) from a revised 6.633m in March., according toJob Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS)
  • Hiring rose to 5.578m from 5.486m; hiring rate rose to3.8 percent from 3.7percent
  • 3.351m Americans quit their jobs, down from 3.387m; quits rateunchanged at 2.3 percent
  • Layoffs rose to 1.71m, three-month high, from 1.547m

Key takeawayscreating jobsRelated:relatedOther Details

  • There was 0.9 unemployed person per job opening, compared with1.9 people when the last recession began at the end of 2007
  • In the 12 months through April, the economy created a net 2.4million jobs, representing 66.1 million hires and 63.7 millionseparations.

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