Job Openings Declined to 11.4M in April

Washington, DC, June 1, 2022-The number of job openings decreased to 11.4 million on the last business day of April, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. In March, job openings were 11.9 million. 

Hires and total separations were little changed at 6.6 million and 6.0 million, respectively. Within separations, quits were little changed at 4.4 million, while layoffs and discharges edged down to a series low of 1.2 million. This release includes estimates of the number and rate of job openings, hires, and separations for the total nonfarm sector, by industry, and by establishment size class.