Job Openings Steady at 7.1 Million in October

Washington, DC, December 10, 2018-The number of job openings was little changed at 7.1 million on the last business day of October, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. 

Over the month, hires edged up to 5.9 million, and separations were little changed at 5.6 million. 

Within separations, the quits rate was little changed at 2.3% and the layoffs and discharges rate was unchanged at 1.1%.