Job Openings Virtually Unchanged at 11.3M in January

Washington, DC, March 9, 2022-The number of job openings was little changed at 11.3 million on the last business day of January, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. 

Hires and total separations were little changed at 6.5 million and 6.1 million, respectively. Within separations, the quits rate decreased to 2.8%. 

The layoffs and discharges rate was little changed at 0.9%. 

The annual number of hires and quits in 2021 increased to 75.6 million and 47.8 million, respectively. The annual number of layoffs and discharges decreased to 17.0 million in 2021.