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Job openings rate 9.1 percent in West Virginia in December 2022

February 21, 2023

In December 2022, West Virginia had the highest job openings rate, 9.1 percent, followed by Louisiana (8.7 percent) and Alaska (8.5 percent). The states with the lowest job openings rates in December 2022 were New York (4.6 percent), New Jersey (5.4 percent), Connecticut (5.7 percent), and Hawaii (5.8 percent). The national job openings rate was 6.7 percent in December 2022.

Job openings rates by state, January 2018–December 2022
State Jan 2018 Feb 2018 Mar 2018 Apr 2018 May 2018 Jun 2018 Jul 2018 Aug 2018 Sep 2018 Oct 2018 Nov 2018 Dec 2018 Jan 2019 Feb 2019 Mar 2019

Alabama

3.8% 4.2% 4.5% 4.0% 4.5% 4.3% 4.3% 4.6% 4.3% 4.5% 4.5% 4.4% 4.4% 4.0% 4.3%

Alaska

5.5 6.0 6.3 5.5 6.0 6.6 6.8 6.6 6.3 6.3 6.6 6.8 6.3 6.8 6.8

Arizona

4.5 4.2 4.6 5.2 4.7 5.4 5.3 5.3 5.0 5.7 5.1 5.2 6.3 5.5 5.2

Arkansas

4.0 4.2 4.2 4.0 4.4 4.2 4.5 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.2 4.4 4.6

California

4.1 4.1 4.1 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.0 4.4 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.2

Colorado

4.6 5.4 5.2 4.6 4.6 4.8 4.4 5.0 5.2 4.9 5.3 5.3 5.3 5.2 5.4

Connecticut

3.6 3.6 3.6 3.8 3.9 3.9 4.0 4.0 3.9 3.8 3.5 3.6 3.5 3.6 3.7

Delaware

4.2 4.4 4.2 4.6 4.7 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.7 4.5 4.5 4.9 4.9 4.3 4.9

District of Columbia

3.9 2.8 3.1 3.1 3.6 3.2 3.2 3.2 3.5 3.5 3.2 3.4 3.3 3.9 3.7

Florida

4.2 4.4 4.5 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.7 4.8 5.0 5.0 4.9 4.0 4.6

Georgia

4.8 4.6 4.7 4.8 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.9 4.7 5.0 4.8 4.9 4.7 4.6 5.1

Hawaii

3.2 3.9 4.2 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.0 4.2 4.2 4.5 4.6 4.8 5.6 4.6 4.5

Idaho

4.3 4.7 4.3 4.8 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.2 5.0 5.1 4.9 5.0 5.0

Illinois

3.8 3.9 3.9 4.1 4.5 4.9 4.4 4.7 5.2 4.8 5.0 4.7 4.9 4.6 4.9

Indiana

4.5 4.8 5.6 5.2 5.1 5.3 4.9 5.3 4.7 4.9 5.4 5.3 5.3 4.7 4.3

Iowa

4.5 4.4 4.6 4.3 4.9 4.9 4.7 4.8 5.0 4.9 4.9 5.0 4.5 4.5 4.8

Kansas

5.2 4.7 5.0 5.1 5.5 5.5 5.2 5.3 5.6 5.7 5.6 5.5 5.0 5.1 5.1

Kentucky

4.7 4.1 4.3 4.1 4.4 4.5 4.4 4.6 4.7 4.6 4.5 4.7 4.5 4.7 4.7

Louisiana

3.7 3.6 4.0 4.0 3.9 4.4 4.3 4.1 3.9 4.3 4.2 4.3 4.3 4.0 4.3

Maine

5.4 4.4 4.8 6.4 4.7 5.0 5.0 4.4 5.1 4.9 5.1 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.6

Maryland

4.5 4.0 4.2 4.4 4.5 4.6 5.0 4.9 5.0 5.0 5.0 4.8 4.9 4.7 5.1

Massachusetts

3.8 3.9 3.8 4.1 4.3 4.3 4.2 4.1 4.6 4.5 5.4 5.0 5.0 4.6 4.7

Michigan

4.8 4.6 4.6 4.7 4.9 4.6 5.0 5.4 5.1 5.0 4.7 4.9 4.7 4.3 5.0

Minnesota

5.0 5.0 5.3 5.1 5.3 5.2 5.2 5.1 5.1 5.5 5.3 5.1 4.9 4.7 4.4

Mississippi

3.9 3.8 4.2 3.8 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.6 4.5 4.7 4.9 4.7 4.5 4.4 4.5

Missouri

4.6 4.4 5.1 5.0 5.3 4.9 5.0 4.9 5.3 5.5 5.8 5.3 5.0 5.0 4.9

Montana

4.8 5.0 5.0 4.6 5.2 5.5 5.3 5.5 5.5 5.3 5.5 5.5 5.3 5.3 5.3

Nebraska

5.1 4.6 4.8 4.8 4.9 4.8 5.0 4.5 4.7 5.0 5.4 4.8 4.9 4.6 4.7

Nevada

4.4 4.2 4.9 4.2 4.5 4.8 4.5 5.3 5.1 5.3 4.8 5.1 4.3 4.5 4.7

New Hampshire

4.5 4.2 4.8 5.1 4.5 4.6 4.8 4.1 4.6 4.6 4.5 4.4 4.6 4.3 4.3

New Jersey

4.0 3.6 4.1 4.4 4.3 4.5 4.4 4.4 5.2 4.3 4.4 4.3 4.4 3.9 4.2

New Mexico

4.4 5.7 4.5 4.9 4.7 5.1 4.8 5.1 4.6 5.3 5.5 5.4 5.0 5.1 5.4

New York

3.9 3.9 4.1 3.9 3.7 3.9 3.9 3.7 3.9 3.9 4.1 3.7 3.7 3.7 3.6

North Carolina

4.6 4.6 4.6 5.1 5.4 5.0 4.6 5.2 5.1 5.4 6.0 5.9 6.0 6.1 6.1

North Dakota

5.0 4.6 5.0 4.6 5.2 5.2 4.8 5.0 5.2 5.4 5.4 5.8 8.5 5.4 5.6

Ohio

4.5 4.4 4.7 4.8 4.5 5.1 4.8 4.6 4.8 4.7 5.0 5.2 5.3 4.5 4.8

Oklahoma

4.1 3.9 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.5 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.7 4.3 4.6 4.3 4.2 5.1

Oregon

4.5 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.6 4.6 4.9 5.1 5.1 5.2 4.9 4.9 5.3 4.5 5.1

Pennsylvania

4.2 4.6 4.9 4.2 4.6 4.8 4.6 4.2 4.5 4.8 4.6 4.7 4.7 4.4 4.6

Rhode Island

3.9 4.6 4.4 4.4 4.9 4.6 4.7 4.6 4.7 4.6 4.9 4.6 5.3 4.5 4.6

South Carolina

4.7 4.7 4.4 6.1 5.1 5.0 5.4 5.3 5.1 5.7 5.4 5.0 5.4 5.3 5.3

South Dakota

5.2 4.6 5.8 4.8 5.6 5.0 4.6 4.8 4.8 5.0 5.0 5.6 4.8 5.0 4.6

Tennessee

4.2 4.0 4.3 5.1 4.2 4.5 4.9 4.6 4.9 5.2 4.7 5.1 4.8 4.2 4.4

Texas

3.8 3.7 3.8 3.7 3.9 4.4 4.5 4.0 4.3 4.4 4.6 4.6 4.6 4.4 4.4

Utah

5.2 4.8 4.4 4.6 4.2 4.5 4.8 5.1 5.1 5.9 5.3 5.2 5.4 4.9 5.4

Vermont

4.0 5.4 4.8 4.8 4.5 5.1 5.4 5.1 5.1 5.4 5.1 4.8 5.1 4.8 4.8

Virginia

4.5 4.6 4.8 4.6 4.4 5.0 4.8 4.8 5.2 4.4 5.0 4.5 4.9 5.0 5.2

Washington

4.4 3.9 4.1 4.3 4.2 4.8 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.4 4.5 4.3 4.3 4.6 4.4

West Virginia

4.3 4.5 4.8 4.6 4.9 5.2 5.3 5.1 5.5 5.1 5.3 5.3 5.6 5.1 5.5

Wisconsin

4.4 4.5 4.5 4.4 4.9 4.7 4.4 4.9 4.9 5.2 5.2 5.2 5.0 4.8 5.0

Wyoming

5.0 4.7 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.9 5.6 5.6 5.9 5.3 5.6 5.5 5.2
Job openings rates by state, January 2018–December 2022 (continued)
State Apr 2019 May 2019 Jun 2019 Jul 2019 Aug 2019 Sep 2019 Oct 2019 Nov 2019 Dec 2019 Jan 2020 Feb 2020 Mar 2020 Apr 2020 May 2020 Jun 2020

Alabama

4.6 4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.6 5.0 4.4 4.0 4.5 4.5 3.6 3.4 4.6 4.1

Alaska

6.8 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.3 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.0 4.7 2.1 2.7

Arizona

4.9 5.8 4.7 4.9 4.9 5.5 4.4 4.9 4.8 4.9 5.0 4.3 4.3 4.6 4.7

Arkansas

4.5 4.4 4.4 4.7 5.0 5.0 5.1 4.7 4.6 4.7 4.4 3.8 4.0 3.7 3.5

California

4.3 4.1 4.5 4.2 4.1 4.2 4.5 4.1 4.2 4.4 4.2 3.6 3.0 3.7 3.8

Colorado

5.1 5.2 5.0 5.2 5.0 5.0 4.4 4.6 4.4 4.3 4.3 3.7 3.9 3.9 3.6

Connecticut

3.6 4.0 3.6 3.5 3.6 3.6 4.3 3.7 3.8 3.8 4.0 3.8 3.3 3.5 3.7

Delaware

4.7 4.5 4.3 5.1 4.7 4.5 5.5 4.5 4.1 4.5 4.5 4.1 4.3 4.5 5.1

District of Columbia

3.6 3.7 3.5 3.7 3.9 4.0 4.4 4.0 3.6 3.6 4.1 3.3 3.9 2.7 3.7

Florida

4.4 4.6 4.1 4.6 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.4 4.4 4.6 4.4 4.1 3.3 3.7 3.9

Georgia

4.8 4.6 4.5 4.6 4.7 5.0 5.0 4.9 4.9 4.8 4.6 3.4 3.7 4.8 5.2

Hawaii

3.8 4.5 4.5 4.6 4.4 4.5 4.5 4.2 4.1 4.3 4.0 3.2 2.7 4.3 3.7

Idaho

4.4 4.9 5.0 5.8 4.7 5.1 5.0 4.9 5.0 4.8 5.0 4.4 4.8 4.5 4.3

Illinois

4.5 4.1 4.3 4.0 3.9 4.0 4.4 3.9 4.2 4.0 4.1 3.6 3.0 3.5 3.7

Indiana

5.0 4.7 4.9 5.0 4.6 4.7 5.3 4.4 3.8 4.7 4.5 3.7 3.3 4.3 4.2

Iowa

4.7 4.6 4.8 4.4 4.2 4.5 4.6 4.3 4.1 4.6 4.4 3.4 3.4 3.6 3.9

Kansas

5.5 4.7 4.9 4.8 4.9 4.6 4.7 4.4 4.0 4.5 4.7 3.5 4.1 4.0 4.1

Kentucky

4.3 4.3 4.2 4.2 4.3 4.6 4.8 4.5 4.0 4.7 4.3 4.6 4.1 5.1 5.6

Louisiana

4.4 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.8 4.6 4.7 4.5 4.2 4.4 4.7 3.6 3.6 4.7 4.5

Maine

4.5 4.9 4.8 4.2 4.6 4.9 4.8 4.5 4.6 4.6 4.8 4.1 4.2 3.8 3.9

Maryland

4.6 4.6 4.7 4.7 4.7 4.9 5.5 4.5 5.0 5.6 5.2 4.0 4.3 4.7 5.3

Massachusetts

4.6 4.5 4.3 3.9 4.5 4.2 4.2 4.0 3.8 4.2 4.7 3.7 3.5 3.4 4.2

Michigan

4.8 4.8 4.7 4.6 4.6 4.6 5.2 4.6 4.2 4.6 4.5 3.3 2.8 3.5 5.3

Minnesota

4.7 5.2 4.8 4.4 4.4 4.1 3.9 4.0 3.9 4.4 3.9 3.6 3.3 3.4 3.7

Mississippi

4.6 4.5 4.5 3.9 4.2 4.6 4.3 4.2 3.9 4.3 4.4 3.3 3.6 4.6 4.7

Missouri

5.5 5.3 5.4 5.8 4.4 4.5 4.4 4.1 3.7 4.0 4.1 3.5 3.4 3.8 4.3

Montana

5.5 5.7 5.3 5.6 5.4 5.3 5.1 5.1 5.4 5.4 5.2 4.9 4.5 4.7 4.0

Nebraska

4.7 4.7 4.8 4.6 4.4 4.6 4.7 4.5 4.3 4.6 4.5 3.9 4.2 3.3 4.0

Nevada

4.4 4.8 4.7 4.5 4.2 4.1 4.2 4.5 4.6 4.8 4.0 4.1 3.5 4.1 5.3

New Hampshire

4.1 4.6 4.6 4.3 4.6 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.7 4.7 5.1 4.9 4.5 4.5 4.7

New Jersey

3.9 4.1 4.1 3.9 4.3 4.2 4.3 4.5 4.3 4.5 4.4 3.9 4.1 4.3 5.1

New Mexico

4.9 5.1 5.0 5.5 5.3 5.3 5.2 5.0 5.0 5.3 5.1 4.2 4.5 4.3 4.2

New York

3.4 3.9 4.0 3.7 4.4 3.9 4.1 3.6 4.0 4.2 3.9 3.5 3.3 3.6 3.8

North Carolina

5.8 5.7 5.3 5.6 6.0 5.7 6.6 5.4 5.3 4.8 4.8 3.9 3.8 4.4 4.6

North Dakota

5.8 5.8 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.0 5.6 4.5 4.8 5.2 5.0 4.4 4.0 4.3 3.9

Ohio

5.0 4.9 4.4 4.9 4.4 4.6 4.8 4.5 4.3 4.4 4.4 3.5 3.9 4.5 4.8

Oklahoma

4.5 5.2 4.3 4.5 4.6 4.6 5.1 4.3 4.0 4.6 4.4 4.1 4.8 5.0 4.6

Oregon

4.9 4.8 5.2 4.7 4.8 4.9 5.2 4.7 5.5 5.2 5.5 4.6 4.0 4.0 4.4

Pennsylvania

4.3 5.0 4.4 3.9 4.1 4.1 4.4 4.4 4.0 4.4 4.1 3.7 4.0 3.9 4.4

Rhode Island

4.4 4.5 4.6 4.0 4.5 4.5 4.9 4.4 4.2 4.5 4.3 4.0 3.8 4.6 5.6

South Carolina

5.1 4.8 4.8 5.0 4.7 4.8 5.2 4.3 4.2 4.7 4.5 4.5 4.2 4.6 5.1

South Dakota

4.8 5.2 5.0 5.0 4.5 4.5 4.9 4.5 4.3 4.9 4.5 3.5 4.1 2.6 3.5

Tennessee

4.4 4.3 4.1 4.0 4.5 4.8 4.5 4.3 3.6 4.2 4.9 4.5 3.6 4.8 4.8

Texas

4.6 4.5 4.3 4.3 4.4 4.2 4.1 4.0 3.7 3.9 3.9 3.1 2.4 3.2 3.4

Utah

5.2 5.0 5.1 5.1 4.8 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.6 4.5 4.7 4.2 4.8 4.6 4.0

Vermont

4.5 5.4 4.8 4.5 4.8 4.8 5.1 4.8 4.5 5.1 4.8 4.3 4.9 4.7 4.5

Virginia

5.0 5.2 5.1 5.3 5.2 5.1 5.9 5.0 4.9 5.1 5.0 5.0 4.2 4.1 5.0

Washington

4.7 4.3 4.4 4.6 4.8 4.3 4.0 4.5 4.5 5.3 4.4 3.5 2.7 3.7 3.8

West Virginia

5.4 5.2 5.0 5.0 5.1 5.5 6.0 5.4 5.2 6.4 5.8 5.0 5.2 5.4 5.7

Wisconsin

5.1 4.9 5.1 5.1 4.8 4.9 5.2 4.5 4.2 5.1 4.7 4.0 3.9 4.2 4.3

Wyoming

5.5 5.5 5.5 5.8 5.2 5.8 5.8 5.5 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.3 5.0 2.6 2.2
Job openings rates by state, January 2018–December 2022 (continued)
State Jul 2020 Aug 2020 Sep 2020 Oct 2020 Nov 2020 Dec 2020 Jan 2021 Feb 2021 Mar 2021 Apr 2021 May 2021 Jun 2021 Jul 2021 Aug 2021 Sep 2021

Alabama

5.0 5.1 4.9 4.9 5.0 5.3 5.5 5.7 5.1 6.1 6.2 6.6 6.7 6.7 6.6

Alaska

5.6 6.1 6.6 6.7 6.7 6.9 6.6 6.9 7.4 7.5 6.7 8.1 7.8 12.0 13.9

Arizona

4.7 5.3 5.3 5.4 5.1 5.6 5.0 6.0 6.1 6.4 6.9 6.5 6.9 6.7 6.7

Arkansas

4.4 4.4 4.4 4.6 4.8 4.9 5.2 5.1 5.5 5.8 5.8 6.2 6.1 6.1 6.1

California

4.3 3.9 4.0 4.2 4.2 4.1 4.2 4.5 4.8 5.2 5.3 5.5 6.2 6.1 6.3

Colorado

4.0 3.7 3.8 4.2 4.1 4.2 4.9 4.8 5.0 6.4 6.9 7.6 7.6 7.3 6.8

Connecticut

3.6 3.5 3.5 3.8 3.6 3.8 3.9 4.3 5.6 5.5 5.9 5.4 6.2 6.1 5.4

Delaware

4.8 4.8 4.5 4.9 4.3 4.5 5.7 5.3 5.5 6.3 6.5 5.9 6.4 7.8 7.0

District of Columbia

5.1 4.1 3.3 3.9 4.1 3.7 4.2 4.2 4.3 5.6 5.4 6.1 5.2 6.0 5.9

Florida

4.4 4.3 4.5 4.7 4.6 4.7 4.8 5.3 5.2 5.5 5.8 6.0 7.3 6.9 6.9

Georgia

5.6 5.5 5.2 5.3 5.5 6.4 6.6 6.3 6.4 7.0 7.4 7.5 7.7 8.4 8.2

Hawaii

4.5 3.5 3.2 5.8 5.6 5.3 4.8 5.1 5.2 6.5 6.1 6.4 8.2 6.7 6.5

Idaho

4.7 4.4 4.4 5.0 5.0 5.1 5.0 5.3 5.6 5.8 6.2 7.3 7.6 8.3 7.6

Illinois

4.4 3.8 3.9 4.3 4.4 4.7 4.6 4.4 5.2 5.5 5.6 6.1 6.3 6.6 6.9

Indiana

4.9 4.4 4.7 4.7 4.9 4.6 5.0 4.7 5.8 6.2 6.7 6.9 6.9 6.6 6.9

Iowa

4.5 3.9 4.3 4.5 4.5 4.5 5.0 5.0 5.3 5.8 6.0 5.6 6.7 6.5 6.5

Kansas

4.6 4.4 4.2 4.7 4.7 4.8 4.8 4.8 5.6 5.4 5.7 5.6 5.9 5.4 6.1

Kentucky

5.4 5.0 4.9 5.3 5.3 4.9 5.9 5.6 6.2 7.9 7.5 7.4 8.2 8.1 7.4

Louisiana

5.0 5.2 4.8 5.2 5.1 4.9 5.3 5.5 5.6 5.8 5.9 6.6 6.5 6.6 7.0

Maine

4.2 4.1 5.0 4.7 4.4 4.4 5.0 5.4 6.1 6.5 6.3 6.4 7.4 8.1 7.3

Maryland

5.9 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.3 4.9 5.5 6.2 6.5 8.1 7.6 6.8 7.4 7.2 7.3

Massachusetts

4.4 4.0 3.9 4.2 4.2 4.0 4.2 4.7 5.6 5.6 6.0 6.1 7.5 7.2 7.4

Michigan

5.3 5.1 4.8 4.3 5.0 5.2 6.2 6.5 6.1 7.5 7.7 7.7 8.1 8.0 7.9

Minnesota

4.5 3.9 3.7 4.4 4.2 3.8 4.2 4.5 4.4 5.6 6.4 6.2 6.5 6.1 6.5

Mississippi

5.1 5.4 5.3 5.2 5.5 5.2 4.9 5.6 6.2 6.3 6.8 6.6 6.5 6.6 6.5

Missouri

4.9 4.1 3.9 4.4 4.3 4.6 4.5 4.9 5.3 5.8 5.8 5.7 6.4 6.5 6.5

Montana

4.7 4.5 5.0 5.2 5.3 5.3 5.5 6.0 6.3 6.7 6.9 7.2 7.9 8.5 8.0

Nebraska

5.0 4.3 4.4 4.5 5.1 4.8 4.9 5.0 5.2 5.7 6.0 6.2 6.5 6.4 6.5

Nevada

5.5 4.8 5.3 5.7 5.0 4.7 5.6 6.0 6.7 6.7 7.7 7.7 8.1 7.7 7.1

New Hampshire

4.6 4.5 4.4 4.7 4.6 4.7 5.0 5.6 6.0 6.7 7.2 7.3 8.4 7.6 7.9

New Jersey

4.8 4.0 4.8 5.2 5.2 5.2 4.7 5.7 7.0 6.4 6.3 6.6 6.8 6.9 6.6

New Mexico

4.2 4.4 5.1 5.0 4.9 5.0 5.5 5.8 6.3 6.5 6.7 6.9 7.3 6.6 7.1

New York

4.4 3.8 3.5 3.7 3.5 3.6 3.6 4.2 4.5 5.5 5.5 5.3 6.3 5.7 5.8

North Carolina

5.0 4.5 5.0 5.4 4.7 5.4 6.2 6.1 6.6 6.5 6.1 7.0 7.4 7.4 6.9

North Dakota

4.3 4.2 4.2 4.4 4.5 4.7 5.1 5.1 5.3 6.1 6.1 6.5 6.9 6.7 7.1

Ohio

4.5 4.3 4.2 4.5 4.4 4.5 4.6 5.2 5.4 5.7 5.8 5.8 6.8 5.9 7.0

Oklahoma

5.1 5.1 4.3 4.9 5.1 5.0 5.3 5.6 6.2 6.3 6.0 6.5 6.6 5.7 6.9

Oregon

4.8 4.9 5.1 4.9 5.7 5.0 5.2 6.0 6.4 6.2 6.7 6.4 6.9 6.8 6.0

Pennsylvania

4.4 4.3 4.4 4.8 4.5 4.3 4.6 5.3 6.2 6.6 7.3 6.7 6.9 7.0 6.5

Rhode Island

4.3 4.0 3.7 5.1 4.3 4.3 4.9 5.4 6.1 7.0 6.3 6.6 8.0 6.9 6.9

South Carolina

5.0 5.3 5.6 5.6 5.6 5.9 6.1 6.4 6.4 6.6 7.4 6.4 7.6 7.8 7.6

South Dakota

4.3 4.1 4.7 5.0 5.0 5.3 5.2 5.4 5.6 6.8 6.0 6.2 6.7 6.7 7.5

Tennessee

4.9 4.6 4.6 4.7 4.7 5.0 5.5 5.6 5.8 6.3 6.8 6.4 6.5 6.5 6.8

Texas

3.4 3.8 4.7 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.5 4.9 5.6 5.8 6.1 6.6 6.5 6.7 6.2

Utah

4.0 4.1 4.2 4.2 4.8 4.8 4.4 5.2 5.1 5.3 5.9 6.3 6.9 6.9 6.4

Vermont

2.8 4.4 4.9 5.2 4.0 4.7 4.7 5.3 6.2 7.5 7.6 7.3 7.2 7.8 7.8

Virginia

5.0 5.2 4.6 5.2 5.1 5.4 5.2 6.2 5.8 6.3 6.4 6.4 7.1 6.9 8.0

Washington

3.4 3.6 3.6 4.0 4.3 4.2 3.8 4.8 5.0 5.2 5.4 5.5 6.2 5.8 6.0

West Virginia

6.9 6.6 6.6 6.5 6.5 6.8 6.6 7.5 6.2 7.1 7.3 7.4 7.8 7.5 6.7

Wisconsin

5.8 4.2 4.1 4.3 4.3 4.3 4.0 4.7 5.6 6.2 6.4 6.5 7.1 6.7 7.5

Wyoming

4.0 4.6 4.6 5.5 5.2 5.8 5.2 6.1 6.1 6.4 6.4 6.7 7.0 9.7 9.4
Job openings rates by state, January 2018–December 2022 (continued)
State Oct 2021 Nov 2021 Dec 2021 Jan 2022 Feb 2022 Mar 2022 Apr 2022 May 2022 Jun 2022 Jul 2022 Aug 2022 Sep 2022 Oct 2022 Nov 2022 Dec 2022

Alabama

7.1 7.4 6.9 6.8 6.9 6.9 7.1 6.6 6.8 7.0 6.4 6.4 6.9 6.8 7.0

Alaska

9.5 9.4 10.5 9.4 9.7 9.7 8.6 8.5 8.3 7.9 10.7 13.0 8.5 8.2 8.5

Arizona

7.0 6.8 7.2 7.2 7.2 7.9 6.8 6.7 6.7 7.0 6.5 6.7 6.9 6.5 6.4

Arkansas

6.4 6.2 6.4 6.6 6.4 7.2 6.8 6.9 7.1 6.6 6.2 6.5 7.2 6.7 6.9

California

6.5 6.5 6.9 6.3 7.0 6.9 6.7 7.1 6.4 6.7 6.0 6.2 6.4 6.5 6.6

Colorado

7.2 7.1 7.5 7.7 6.7 7.1 7.4 7.6 7.2 7.5 6.9 7.1 7.4 6.9 7.0

Connecticut

5.6 6.2 6.0 6.2 6.4 6.5 6.3 6.7 6.4 6.5 6.3 6.2 5.4 5.7 5.7

Delaware

6.6 6.2 6.6 7.4 6.8 7.5 7.1 6.7 6.7 6.7 7.4 7.0 7.6 7.4 7.4

District of Columbia

5.1 5.5 5.2 5.6 5.3 5.8 6.9 5.6 6.0 5.5 5.6 5.8 5.9 5.6 6.6

Florida

7.6 6.5 6.9 7.1 6.9 7.7 7.3 6.3 6.2 6.3 6.2 6.2 5.6 6.2 6.1

Georgia

8.4 8.2 8.0 7.7 8.4 8.1 8.4 7.3 8.4 8.2 7.5 7.7 7.6 7.5 6.9

Hawaii

9.4 8.5 8.9 7.4 7.3 7.0 8.2 7.1 6.8 7.6 6.4 6.3 5.8 5.2 5.8

Idaho

7.5 6.8 7.5 7.2 7.6 7.0 6.9 7.0 6.9 7.2 7.2 7.1 6.9 6.8 7.1

Illinois

6.8 6.4 7.0 7.5 7.3 7.5 7.8 6.9 6.9 7.1 6.5 6.7 5.8 6.4 7.3

Indiana

7.1 7.2 8.1 7.5 6.8 7.0 7.3 6.6 6.6 6.9 5.7 6.0 6.4 6.1 6.2

Iowa

7.0 7.2 7.8 7.3 6.8 7.0 7.7 7.0 6.5 6.8 6.5 6.8 6.3 6.9 8.0

Kansas

6.6 6.4 6.5 6.5 6.6 6.6 7.3 6.6 6.7 6.5 6.0 6.3 6.4 6.0 6.5

Kentucky

7.9 7.1 7.6 7.6 7.5 9.9 8.4 7.9 8.1 8.1 7.6 7.4 7.1 7.3 7.1

Louisiana

7.3 6.8 7.4 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.6 7.9 7.7 7.5 6.7 6.9 8.3 8.5 8.7

Maine

6.2 6.6 7.1 7.9 7.3 7.3 7.3 7.0 7.3 6.9 7.0 6.9 6.3 6.2 6.5

Maryland

7.6 7.0 7.3 7.3 6.9 7.6 7.7 7.6 7.1 7.0 6.9 6.5 6.4 6.8 6.8

Massachusetts

7.4 7.3 7.2 7.0 7.9 7.7 7.8 8.7 8.0 7.6 6.8 7.0 6.6 6.0 6.7

Michigan

8.0 7.6 7.5 7.7 7.6 7.5 7.9 7.4 6.5 7.0 6.0 7.2 6.0 6.1 7.4

Minnesota

7.8 6.5 7.5 8.3 7.4 7.6 7.5 7.3 7.1 7.2 6.9 6.7 6.5 5.9 7.2

Mississippi

7.0 6.6 7.1 6.8 7.0 7.3 6.8 7.0 6.8 6.7 6.6 7.0 6.9 6.9 6.9

Missouri

7.8 7.2 7.4 7.3 6.9 7.2 7.6 7.4 6.9 6.9 5.6 6.6 6.3 6.3 6.7

Montana

8.3 7.9 8.4 8.2 8.5 8.3 8.2 8.2 7.6 8.2 8.0 7.7 7.7 7.5 7.6

Nebraska

6.9 6.6 6.9 7.7 6.4 7.1 7.7 7.1 7.0 7.0 6.2 6.2 5.8 5.4 6.5

Nevada

7.6 7.6 7.6 7.3 7.9 7.2 7.4 7.0 6.5 6.7 6.6 6.5 6.7 6.6 6.6

New Hampshire

6.9 7.7 8.1 8.3 8.4 7.9 7.6 7.2 7.0 6.8 6.3 7.4 7.2 6.4 6.5

New Jersey

6.7 6.0 6.4 6.8 6.3 6.3 6.4 6.2 6.3 5.9 5.4 5.5 5.5 4.5 5.4

New Mexico

7.8 7.2 7.4 7.4 7.7 7.6 7.4 7.1 6.8 7.2 6.3 7.1 7.7 7.4 7.7

New York

5.7 6.6 6.0 6.0 6.1 5.9 5.8 5.4 5.6 5.5 5.0 5.1 5.1 4.4 4.6

North Carolina

6.9 7.4 8.4 7.0 7.4 8.2 7.7 7.4 7.0 7.0 6.5 6.9 7.0 7.0 7.2

North Dakota

7.3 7.2 7.4 7.4 7.0 7.4 7.8 7.0 7.0 7.2 6.3 6.7 5.5 6.1 7.7

Ohio

7.2 7.2 6.9 6.7 6.9 6.9 7.3 7.0 7.5 7.5 6.3 6.5 6.1 5.9 6.8

Oklahoma

7.0 6.9 7.1 6.7 6.6 8.1 7.1 6.9 7.3 7.0 6.7 6.7 6.8 7.2 7.1

Oregon

7.4 6.9 7.7 7.3 7.5 7.5 7.0 6.6 6.1 6.5 6.1 5.9 6.7 6.6 6.9

Pennsylvania

6.3 6.6 7.9 8.0 6.7 8.0 7.0 7.5 6.8 6.1 5.7 5.6 6.1 6.6 6.7

Rhode Island

7.3 6.9 7.2 7.4 7.4 8.0 7.6 7.6 7.3 7.5 6.6 6.4 6.6 6.2 6.4

South Carolina

7.9 7.6 8.6 7.7 7.7 8.7 7.6 7.5 7.0 7.3 7.1 6.9 7.0 7.5 7.7

South Dakota

7.5 7.1 7.5 7.7 7.1 7.1 7.6 6.8 6.9 7.0 6.6 6.6 6.0 6.2 6.7

Tennessee

7.0 7.2 7.0 7.5 7.6 7.6 7.6 7.3 6.9 7.5 7.1 7.2 7.0 7.3 7.5

Texas

6.7 6.6 6.9 6.7 6.6 7.1 7.0 6.8 7.0 6.8 6.4 6.9 6.4 6.1 6.8

Utah

7.1 6.6 7.2 7.0 6.8 6.9 6.1 6.5 5.8 6.4 6.2 6.3 6.0 6.2 6.3

Vermont

7.5 7.2 7.7 7.4 7.7 8.0 8.3 8.0 8.0 7.4 7.1 7.4 7.1 6.2 6.2

Virginia

6.6 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.1 7.8 7.3 7.2 7.5 7.7 7.2 7.9 8.0 7.2 7.5

Washington

6.2 6.2 6.1 6.0 6.8 6.6 6.2 6.1 5.1 6.0 5.5 5.9 6.1 5.7 6.1

West Virginia

7.8 7.5 7.5 7.6 8.0 8.0 7.9 7.4 7.7 8.1 7.8 7.1 7.9 8.4 9.1

Wisconsin

7.0 7.1 6.9 7.5 7.3 7.0 7.9 7.1 7.0 6.9 6.2 6.9 7.1 7.6 7.5

Wyoming

7.9 7.9 9.0 7.8 8.3 8.1 7.8 7.5 6.6 6.6 8.6 8.3 7.5 7.1 7.1

Job openings rates increased in 10 states and the District of Columbia in December 2022, decreased in 1 state, and were little changed in 39 states. The largest increase in the job openings rate, 1.6 percentage points, occurred in North Dakota, where the job openings rate rose from 6.1 percent in November to 7.7 percent in December. Job openings rates increased by 1.3 percentage points in Michigan and Minnesota. The decrease (-0.6 point) occurred in Georgia, where the rate decreased from 7.5 percent to 6.9 percent. Over the month, the national job openings rate increased 0.3 percentage point.

Over the past 5 years, state job openings rates have been as low as 2.1 percent in Alaska and 2.2 percent in Wyoming (in May and June 2020) and as high as 13.0 percent and 13.9 percent in Alaska (in September 2022 and September 2021).

These data are from the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey and are seasonally adjusted. Data for the most recent month are preliminary. For more information, see "State Job Openings and Labor Turnover — December 2022" and charts featuring state labor turnover data.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Job openings rate 9.1 percent in West Virginia in December 2022 at https://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2023/job-openings-rate-9-1-percent-in-west-virginia-in-december-2022.htm (visited July 23, 2024).

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