Job Openings Fell to 6.4 Million in December

Washington, DC, February 11, 2020-The number of job openings fell to 6.4 million (-364,000) on the last business day of December, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. 

Over the month, hires and separations were little changed at 5.9 million and 5.7 million, respectively. Within separations, the quits rate and layoffs and discharges rate were unchanged at 2.3% and 1.2%, respectively.