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Job vacancies fell to 10.7 million in June 2022

August 04, 2022

The number of job openings fell by 605,000 to 10.7 million on the last business day of June 2022. Hirings and total departures were little changed at 6.4 million and 5.9 million, respectively .



































































Total Non-Farm Openings, Hires, and Departures, June 2017–22
Month Total number of non-agricultural job vacancies Total non-agricultural hires Total non-agricultural separations

June 2017

6,305,000 5,635,000 5,463,000

Jul 2017

6,238,000 5,497,000 5,338,000

August 2017

6,276,000 5,519,000 5,334,000

September 2017

6,320,000 5,450,000 5,289,000

October 2017

6,408,000 5,581,000 5,397,000

November 2017

6,271,000 5,494,000 5,283,000

Dec 2017

6,336,000 5,421,000 5,249,000

January 2018

6,589,000 5,480,000 5,358,000

February 2018

6,578,000 5,644,000 5,307,000

March 2018

6,818,000 5,641,000 5,484,000

Apr 2018

6,903,000 5,599,000 5,439,000

May 2018

6,996,000 5,845,000 5,477,000

June 2018

7,237,000 5,763,000 5,559,000

Jul 2018

7,196,000 5,676,000 5,595,000

August 2018

7,211,000 5,803,000 5,540,000

September 2018

7,340,000 5,601,000 5,522,000

October 2018

7,365,000 5,867,000 5,641,000

November 2018

7,558,000 5,833,000 5,777,000

Dec 2018

7,435,000 5,754,000 5,546,000

Jan 2019

7,473,000 5,778,000 5,600,000

February 2019

7,058,000 5,684,000 5,694,000

March 2019

7,320,000 5,706,000 5,558,000

Apr 2019

7,224,000 6,010,000 5,773,000

May 2019

7,295,000 5,704,000 5,523,000

June 2019

7,147,000 5,769,000 5,570,000

Jul 2019

7,080,000 5,928,000 5,818,000

August 2019

7,142,000 5,862,000 5,653,000

September 2019

7,100,000 5,954,000 5,750,000

October 2019

7,417,000 5,779,000 5,634,000

November 2019

6,896,000 5,845,000 5,670,000

Dec 2019

6,741,000 5,941,000 5,786,000

January 2020

7,161,000 6,005,000 5,769,000

February 2020

7,006,000 6,025,000 5,738,000

March 2020

5,919,000 5,222,000 16,336,000

April 2020

4,709,000 4,031,000 11,590,000

May 2020

5,441,000 8,145,000 4,732,000

June 2020

6,039,000 7,438,000 5,182,000

Jul 2020

6,621,000 6,188,000 5,179,000

August 2020

6,315,000 5,998,000 4,833,000

September 2020

6,494,000 5,898,000 5,052,000

October 2020

6,874,000 6,105,000 5,331,000

November 2020

6,844,000 5,885,000 5,677,000

Dec 2020

6,938,000 5,660,000 5,634,000

Jan 2021

7,232,000 5,719,000 5,172,000

February 2021

7,860,000 6,028,000 5,400,000

March 2021

8,480,000 6,208,000 5,540,000

April 2021

9,265,000 6,121,000 5,753,000

May 2021

9,639,000 6,092,000 5,513,000

June 2021

9,852,000 6,414,000 5,793,000

Jul 2021

10,783,000 6,556,000 5,874,000

August 2021

10,629,000 6,362,000 5,913,000

Sep 2021

10,673,000 6,504,000 6,008,000

October 2021

11,094,000 6,460,000 5,852,000

November 2021

10,922,000 6,705,000 6,197,000

Dec 2021

11,448,000 6,450,000 6,042,000

Jan 2022

11,283,000 6,426,000 6,044,000

February 2022

11,344,000 6,832,000 6,082,000

March 2022

11,855,000 6,645,000 6,248,000

April 2022

11,681,000 6,527,000 5,965,000

May 2022

11,303,000 6,507,000 6,017,000

June 2022

10,698,000 6,374,000 5,931,000


The drop in job postings in June was the biggest drop since April 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the third biggest drop since June 2017. The biggest increase during this period was is produced in July 2021, when job postings jumped from 931,000 to 10.8 million.

These job vacancies data come from the Job Vacancies and Labor Turnover Survey and are seasonally adjusted. Data on job postings for the most recent month are preliminary. For more information, see “Job openings and labor turnover — June 2022”. We also have more graphs on job postings, hirings and departures data.

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