Job Openings Rose to 11M in October

Washington, DC, December 8, 2021-The number of job openings increased to 11.0 million on the last business day of October, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. 

Hires were little changed at 6.5 million and total separations edged down to 5.9 million. 

Within separations, the quits rate decreased to 2.8% following a series high in September. The layoffs and discharges rate was unchanged at 0.9%.