Job Openings at 10.8 Million

Bloomberg (03/08/23) Saraiva, Augusta

The number of job openings declined to 10.8 million in January from an upwardly revised 11.2 million a month earlier, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The median estimate in a Bloomberg survey of economists called for 10.5 million openings. Hiring increased, while the level of layoffs rose to the highest level since December 2020. The quits rate dropped to 2.5%, the lowest level since March 2021.

Job openings decreased in construction, accommodation, food services, and finance and insurance. Vacancies rose in transportation, warehousing and utilities, and nondurable goods manufacturing.

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