Job Openings Rose to Record High of 10.9M in July

Washington, DC, September 8, 2021-The number of job openings increased to a series high of 10.9 million on the last business day of July, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. 

Hires and total separations were little changed at 6.7 million and 5.8 million, respectively. Within separations, the quits rate was unchanged at 2.7%, while the layoffs and discharges rate was little changed at 1.0%.