Job Openings Ticked Down Slightly in August

Washington, DC, October 9, 2019-The number of job openings was little changed at 7.1 million on the last business day of August, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. In July, the rate was 7.2 million. 

Over the month, hires edged down to 5.8 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 1.2%.