Job Openings & Hires Held Steady in August

Washington, DC, October 6, 2020-The number of job openings was little changed at 6.5 million on the last business day of August, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. 

Hires were little changed at 5.9 million in August. Total separations decreased to 4.6 million. Within separations, the quits rate was little changed at 2.0% while the layoffs and discharges rate decreased to a series low of 1.0%.