Job Openings Declined to 10.1 Million in August

Washington, DC, October 4, 2022-The number of job openings decreased to 10.1 million on the last business day of August, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. 

The largest decreases in job openings were in healthcare and social assistance (-236,000), other services (-183,000), and retail trade (-143,000).

Hires and total separations were little changed at 6.3 million and 6.0 million, respectively. Within separations, quits (4.2 million) and layoffs and discharges (1.5 million) were little changed.