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July JOLTS Update

Yesterday’s release of July JOLTS data shows that nonfarm job openings for were up 248,000 from from a year earlier, an increase of 4%. The below table shows opening by industry for July 2016 and July 2017: Comparing the distribution of job openings by industry for July 2017 to July 2016 reveals some interesting changes:… Read more »

JOLTS update

The BLS released JOLTS data for January yesterday (here’s the BLS press release), so it’s time for a quick update on job openings. Total nonfarm job openings for January were down 97,000 from a year earlier, but as the BLS notes here in Table 7, that is not a statistically significant change. Comparing the distribution… Read more »