Job openings levels, 2000–2023

date Openings
2000-12-01 5,088
2001-01-01 5,234
2001-02-01 5,097
2001-03-01 4,762
2001-04-01 4,615
2001-05-01 4,425
2001-06-01 4,361
2001-07-01 4,447
2001-08-01 4,024
2001-09-01 4,071
2001-10-01 3,707
2001-11-01 3,775
2001-12-01 3,677
2002-01-01 3,699
2002-02-01 3,436
2002-03-01 3,612
2002-04-01 3,471
2002-05-01 3,457
2002-06-01 3,412
2002-07-01 3,367
2002-08-01 3,517
2002-09-01 3,301
2002-10-01 3,479
2002-11-01 3,514
2002-12-01 3,169
2003-01-01 3,441
2003-02-01 3,229
2003-03-01 3,099
2003-04-01 3,108
2003-05-01 3,289
2003-06-01 3,390
2003-07-01 2,981
2003-08-01 3,190
2003-09-01 3,091
2003-10-01 3,305
2003-11-01 3,324
2003-12-01 3,414
2004-01-01 3,424
2004-02-01 3,532
2004-03-01 3,525
2004-04-01 3,511
2004-05-01 3,710
2004-06-01 3,337
2004-07-01 3,814
2004-08-01 3,541
2004-09-01 3,821
2004-10-01 3,943
2004-11-01 3,472
2004-12-01 4,074
2005-01-01 3,804
2005-02-01 3,965
2005-03-01 4,044
2005-04-01 4,159
2005-05-01 3,797
2005-06-01 4,062
2005-07-01 4,256
2005-08-01 4,142
2005-09-01 4,352
2005-10-01 4,184
2005-11-01 4,248
2005-12-01 4,282
2006-01-01 4,397
2006-02-01 4,325
2006-03-01 4,732
2006-04-01 4,790
2006-05-01 4,463
2006-06-01 4,614
2006-07-01 4,394
2006-08-01 4,710
2006-09-01 4,737
2006-10-01 4,591
2006-11-01 4,645
2006-12-01 4,620
2007-01-01 4,763
2007-02-01 4,699
2007-03-01 4,962
2007-04-01 4,689
2007-05-01 4,657
2007-06-01 4,859
2007-07-01 4,598
2007-08-01 4,546
2007-09-01 4,652
2007-10-01 4,636
2007-11-01 4,646
2007-12-01 4,545
2008-01-01 4,624
2008-02-01 4,279
2008-03-01 4,225
2008-04-01 4,035
2008-05-01 4,194
2008-06-01 3,830
2008-07-01 3,749
2008-08-01 3,674
2008-09-01 3,222
2008-10-01 3,377
2008-11-01 3,231
2008-12-01 3,146
2009-01-01 2,738
2009-02-01 2,864
2009-03-01 2,534
2009-04-01 2,295
2009-05-01 2,549
2009-06-01 2,503
2009-07-01 2,232
2009-08-01 2,338
2009-09-01 2,487
2009-10-01 2,406
2009-11-01 2,503
2009-12-01 2,568
2010-01-01 2,837
2010-02-01 2,666
2010-03-01 2,679
2010-04-01 3,153
2010-05-01 2,988
2010-06-01 2,801
2010-07-01 3,082
2010-08-01 2,999
2010-09-01 2,918
2010-10-01 3,235
2010-11-01 3,211
2010-12-01 3,058
2011-01-01 3,104
2011-02-01 3,226
2011-03-01 3,261
2011-04-01 3,259
2011-05-01 3,179
2011-06-01 3,455
2011-07-01 3,623
2011-08-01 3,329
2011-09-01 3,774
2011-10-01 3,619
2011-11-01 3,565
2011-12-01 3,768
2012-01-01 3,909
2012-02-01 3,616
2012-03-01 3,979
2012-04-01 3,793
2012-05-01 3,835
2012-06-01 3,911
2012-07-01 3,735
2012-08-01 3,809
2012-09-01 3,882
2012-10-01 3,775
2012-11-01 3,878
2012-12-01 3,970
2013-01-01 3,923
2013-02-01 4,004
2013-03-01 4,076
2013-04-01 3,988
2013-05-01 4,145
2013-06-01 4,150
2013-07-01 3,885
2013-08-01 4,085
2013-09-01 4,128
2013-10-01 4,222
2013-11-01 4,119
2013-12-01 4,121
2014-01-01 4,127
2014-02-01 4,373
2014-03-01 4,388
2014-04-01 4,566
2014-05-01 4,747
2014-06-01 4,982
2014-07-01 4,846
2014-08-01 5,349
2014-09-01 4,914
2014-10-01 5,012
2014-11-01 4,843
2014-12-01 5,130
2015-01-01 5,344
2015-02-01 5,466
2015-03-01 5,210
2015-04-01 5,598
2015-05-01 5,563
2015-06-01 5,248
2015-07-01 6,056
2015-08-01 5,467
2015-09-01 5,488
2015-10-01 5,773
2015-11-01 5,708
2015-12-01 5,845
2016-01-01 6,012
2016-02-01 5,770
2016-03-01 6,129
2016-04-01 5,803
2016-05-01 5,777
2016-06-01 5,742
2016-07-01 5,962
2016-08-01 5,677
2016-09-01 5,868
2016-10-01 5,591
2016-11-01 5,971
2016-12-01 5,964
2017-01-01 5,617
2017-02-01 5,923
2017-03-01 5,811
2017-04-01 6,091
2017-05-01 5,826
2017-06-01 6,305
2017-07-01 6,238
2017-08-01 6,276
2017-09-01 6,320
2017-10-01 6,408
2017-11-01 6,271
2017-12-01 6,336
2018-01-01 6,621
2018-02-01 6,552
2018-03-01 6,818
2018-04-01 6,877
2018-05-01 7,016
2018-06-01 7,230
2018-07-01 7,190
2018-08-01 7,208
2018-09-01 7,411
2018-10-01 7,304
2018-11-01 7,594
2018-12-01 7,489
2019-01-01 7,517
2019-02-01 7,072
2019-03-01 7,337
2019-04-01 7,191
2019-05-01 7,311
2019-06-01 7,139
2019-07-01 7,051
2019-08-01 7,172
2019-09-01 7,160
2019-10-01 7,325
2019-11-01 6,919
2019-12-01 6,709
2020-01-01 7,184
2020-02-01 6,995
2020-03-01 5,794
2020-04-01 4,686
2020-05-01 5,581
2020-06-01 6,119
2020-07-01 6,514
2020-08-01 6,360
2020-09-01 6,512
2020-10-01 6,820
2020-11-01 6,875
2020-12-01 6,854
2021-01-01 7,175
2021-02-01 7,760
2021-03-01 8,399
2021-04-01 9,288
2021-05-01 9,840
2021-06-01 10,069
2021-07-01 10,882
2021-08-01 10,960
2021-09-01 10,882
2021-10-01 11,368
2021-11-01 11,232
2021-12-01 11,826
2022-01-01 11,487
2022-02-01 11,601
2022-03-01 12,027
2022-04-01 11,755
2022-05-01 11,443
2022-06-01 10,961
2022-07-01 11,380
2022-08-01 10,198
2022-09-01 10,854
2022-10-01 10,471
2022-11-01 10,746
2022-12-01 11,234
2023-01-01 10,563
2023-02-01 9,974
2023-03-01 9,745
2023-04-01 10,320
2023-05-01 9,616
2023-06-01 9,165
2023-07-01 8,920
2023-08-01 9,497
2023-09-01 9,350 
2023-10-01  8,852 
2023-11-01  8,925 
2023-12-01  9,026 

 

Notes: Shaded areas denote recessions.

Source: EPI analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey.

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