United States JOLTS Job Openings

Country:
United States
USD, US dollar
Sector:
Labor
High 7.079 M 6.784 M
6.96 M
Last release Importance Actual Forecast
Previous
6.876 M
7.079 M
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JOLTS Job Openings is a monthly report on job vacancies in the US commercial, industrial and office areas. The calculation includes all vacancies that remain open as of the last business day of a month.

The indicator is included in the US JOLTS (Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey) report based on employers' survey. In the questionnaire, employers characterize employment in their companies, the number of open vacancies, hiring and firing. These data are processed and included in the report, which is published monthly, including separate data on different regions and industries.

The survey sample includes about 16,000 US companies from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. They represent most sectors of the American economy, such as retailing, industry, construction, mining, transportation, IT, financial services, education, medicine, etc.

JOLTS data is a measure of the deficit or excess supply of labor at the national level. Before the appearance of this report, there were no indicators of unmet demand for labor in the US.

Economists utilize the report to analyze the national labor market and to characterize business cycles. An increase in vacancies positively characterizes the economy on the one hand, but if unemployment continues to grow, it is an indication of imbalance in the labor market and lack of qualified personnel. Long-term observation of the ratio between open vacancies and their fulfillment is used for adjusting education and training programs at the government level.

In general, an increase in the number of vacancies can be seen as positive for the US dollar.

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The chart of the entire available history of the "United States JOLTS Job Openings" macroeconomic indicator. The dashed line shows the forecast values ​​of the economic indicator for the specified dates.

A significant deviation of a real value from a forecast one may cause a short-term strengthening or weakening of a national currency in the Forex market. The threshold values ​​of the indicators signaling the approach of the critical state of the national (local) economy occupy a special place.

Date (GMT)
Reference
Actual
Forecast
Previous
Oct 2018
7.079 M
6.784 M
6.96 M
Sep 2018
7.009 M
6.697 M
7.293 M
Aug 2018
7.136 M
6.9 M
7.077 M
Jul 2018
6.939 M
7.064 M
6.822 M
Jun 2018
6.662 M
7.158 M
6.659 M
May 2018
6.638 M
6.535 M
6.84 M
Apr 2018
6.698 M
6.36 M
6.633 M
Mar 2018
6.55 M
6.147 M
6.078 M
Feb 2018
6.052 M
6.14 M
6.228 M
Jan 2018
6.312 M
5.902 M
5.667 M
Dec 2017
5.811 M
5.999 M
5.978 M
Nov 2017
5.879 M
6.213 M
5.925 M
Oct 2017
5.996 M
6.239 M
6.177 M
Sep 2017
6.093 M
6.14 M
6.09 M
Aug 2017
6.082 M
5.615 M
6.14 M
Jul 2017
6.17 M
5.963 M
6.116 M
Jun 2017
6.163 M
6.132 M
5.702 M
May 2017
5.666 M
6.103 M
5.967 M
Apr 2017
6.044 M
5.813 M
5.785 M
Mar 2017
5.743 M
5.756 M
5.682 M
Feb 2017
5.743 M
5.625 M
Jan 2017
5.626 M
5.539 M
Dec 2016
5.501 M
5.505 M
Nov 2016
5.522 M
5.451 M
Oct 2016
5.534 M
5.631 M
Sep 2016
5.486 M
5.453 M
Aug 2016
5.443 M
5.871 M
Jul 2016
5.871 M
5.643 M
Jun 2016
5.624 M
5.514 M
May 2016
5.5 M
5.845 M
Apr 2016
5.788 M
5.67 M
Mar 2016
5.757 M
5.608 M
Feb 2016
5.445 M
5.604 M
Jan 2016
5.541 M
5.281 M
Dec 2015
5.6 M
5.431 M
Nov 2015
5.431 M
5.349 M
Oct 2015
5.383 M
5.526 M
Sep 2015
5.526 M
5.377 M
Aug 2015
5.37 M
5.753 M
Jul 2015
5.753 M
5.323 M
Jun 2015
5.249 M
5.357 M
May 2015
5.363 M
5.334 M
Apr 2015
5.376 M
5.109 M
Mar 2015
4.994 M
5.144 M
Feb 2015
5.133 M
4.998 M
Jan 2015
4.965 M
5.028 M
Dec 2014
4.877 M
4.97 M
Nov 2014
4.847 M
4.834 M
Oct 2014
4.834 M
4.735 M
Sep 2014
4.685 M
4.835 M

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