Job Openings Hit 7.1 Million in August

Washington, DC, October 16, 2018-The number of job openings reached a series high of 7.1 million on the last business day of August, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. 

Over the month, hires and separations were little changed at 5.8 million and 5.7 million, respectively. 

Within separations, the quits rate was unchanged at 2.4% and the layoffs and discharges rate was little changed at 1.2%.