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JOLTS  
Released On 1/10/2017 10:00:00 AM For Nov, 2016
PriorPrior RevisedActual
Job Openings5.534 M5.451 M5.522 M

Highlights
Job openings totaled a very solid 5.5 million in data for November, up slightly from a revised October and right in line with trend. The number of hirings also remained in trend, at 5.2 million and still well below openings, a mismatch that first appeared about 2 years ago. The lag in hiring as well as the wide separation between the number of openings and the number of unemployed (at 7.4 million in the November employment report) hint at a skills gap in the labor market, that employers are having a hard time finding the right people.

Definition
The Labor Department's JOLTS report tracks monthly change in job openings and offers rates on hiring and quits. The reporting period lags other employment data including the employment situation report. The word JOLTS stands for Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey.  Why Investors Care
 
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The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey provides a different angle to labor market conditions. The key numbers are job openings, hires, and total separations.
Data Source: Haver Analytics
 

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