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The number of job openings was little changed at 5.6 million on the last business day of June, the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Hires and separations were little changed at 5.1 million and 4.9 million, respectively. Within separations, the quits rate was 2.0 percent and the layoffs and
discharges rate was 1.1 percent. This release includes estimates of the number and rate of job openings, hires, and separations for the nonfarm sector by industry and by four geographic regions.
In June, there were 5.6 million job openings, little changed from May. The job openings rate in June
was 3.8 percent. The number of job openings was essentially unchanged for total nonfarm, total private, and government. Job openings increased in durable goods manufacturing (+37,000) and decreased in federal government (-15,000). In the regions, job openings increased in the South.
The number of hires was 5.1 million in June, essentially the same as May. The hires rate was 3.6 percent in June. The number of hires was little changed for total private and for government. Hires was also little changed in all industries. The number of hires increased in the Northeast region.
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