Job Openings Steady at 6.4 Million in September

Washington, DC, November 10, 2020-The number of job openings was little changed at 6.4 million on the last business day of September, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. 

Hires and total separations were little changed at 5.9 million and 4.7 million, respectively. Within separations, the quits rate was little changed at 2.1% while the layoffs and discharges rate decreased to a series low of 0.9%. 

This release includes estimates of the number and rate of job openings, hires, and separations for the total nonfarm sector, by industry, and by four geographic regions.