Job Openings Hit Series High of 8.1M in March

Washington, DC, May 11, 2021-- The number of job openings reached a series high of 8.1 million on the last business day of March, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. 

Hires were little changed at 6.0 million. Total separations were little changed at 5.3 million. Within separations, the quits rate was unchanged at 2.4% while the layoffs and discharges rate decreased to a series low of 1.0%.