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Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey

Data Presentation


  1. Are estimates available by industry?

    Yes, estimates are available by industry based on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).

    Unadjusted counts and rates for job openings, hires, total separations, quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations are published for the following supersectors and select sectors: mining and logging; construction; manufacturing; durable goods manufacturing; nondurable goods manufacturing; trade, transportation, and utilities; wholesale trade; retail trade; transportation, warehousing, and utilities; information; financial activities; finance and insurance; real estate and rental and leasing; professional and business services; education and health services; educational services; health care and social assistance; leisure and hospitality; arts, entertainment, and recreation; accommodation and food services; other services; government; federal government; state and local government; state and local government education; and state and local government, excluding education.

    Seasonally adjusted data are available for all series.

  2. Are estimates available by region?

    Yes, unadjusted and seasonally adjusted estimates are published by four geographic regions for job openings, hires, total separations, quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations. States (including the District of Columbia) that comprise the various regions are:

    Northeast: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont;

    South: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia;

    Midwest: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin;

    West: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming.

    Note: state and regional data are only available at the total nonfarm level.

  3. Are estimates available by occupation?

    No, JOLTS does not collect information by occupation. Occupational information is collected as part of the Current Population Survey and the Occupational Employment Statistics program.

  4. Are estimates available by size class?

    JOLTS publishes establishment-based size class estimates that are updated monthly and released concurrently with the JOLTS news release in the BLS Labstat database. Beginning in 2010, these data have been available as an experimental series. In October 2020, JOLTS began publishing these estimates as a part of the regular monthly data release. The methodology for these data can be found on the establishment size class page.

    JOLTS published an experimental series of firm-based size class estimates from 2017 through 2018. These estimates and methodology can be obtained from the Monthly Labor Review article, An analysis of the new job openings and labor turnover data by size of firm.

    Note: size class data are only available at the total private level.

  5. Can I get a list of companies in the sample?

    No, data are collected under a pledge of confidentiality. BLS cannot disclose the names of survey participants.


Last Modified Date: January 21, 2022