Job Openings Little Changed in December at Nine Million

Washington, DC, January 30, 2024-- The number of job openings changed little at 9.0 million on the last business day of December, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. 

In November, the number was 8.8 million. 

Over the month, the number of hires and total separations were little changed at 5.6 million and 5.4 million, respectively. 

Within separations, quits (3.4 million) and layoffs and discharges (1.6 million) changed little.