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Job openings in November 2012

January 11, 2013

There were 3.7 million job openings on the last business day of November 2012, unchanged from October 2012. In November 2011 there were 3.3 million job openings.

Job openings by industry, November 2011, October 2012 and November 2012, seasonally adjusted
IndustryNovember 2011October 2012November 2012





Trade, transportation and utilities


Professional and business services


Education and health services


Leisure and hospitality




From November 2011 to November 2012, job openings increased most in retail trade (144,000, within the trade, transportation and utilities industry) and health care and social assistance (91,000, within the education and health services industry).

Government job openings increased the least, by 6,000.

These data are from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. Data for the most recent month are preliminary and subject to revision. For additional information, see Job Openings and Labor Turnover — November 2012” (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-13-0015. More charts featuring data on job openings, hires, and employment separations can be found in Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey Highlights: November 2012 (PDF).


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Job openings in November 2012 at (visited December 02, 2022).