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Job openings number 3.9 million in September

November 29, 2013

There were 3.9 million job openings in September 2013.

Job openings, selected industries, seasonally adjusted, September 2012 and September 2013
IndustrySep 2012Sep 2013



Trade, transportation, and utilities


Education and health services


Professional and business services


Leisure and hospitality









Note: Total includes mining and logging, information, financial activities, and other services, not shown separately.



In September 2013, there were 735,000 job openings in trade, transportation, and utilities, 725,000 in education and health services, and 672,000 in education and health services. The number of job openings in manufacturing and construction were 252,000 and 113,000, respectively.

The number of job openings increased over the year for total nonfarm and total private, and was little changed in government. Over the year, the number of job openings increased in several industries but decreased in nondurable goods manufacturing and federal government.

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 — September 2013" (HTML) (PDF), news release USDL-13-2196. More charts featuring data on job openings, hires, and employment separations can be found in Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey Highlights: September 2013 (PDF).


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Job openings number 3.9 million in September at (visited October 25, 2021).