Job Openings Rose to 8.1 Million in May

Washington, DC, July 2, 2024-The number of job openings rose to 8.1 million on the last business day of May from a downwardly revised 7.91 million in April, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. 

Over the month, both the number of hires and total separations were little changed at 5.8 million and 5.4 million, respectively. 

Within separations, quits (3.5 million) and layoffs and discharges (1.7 million) changed little.