The labor market continues to be strong for job seekers. Today’s report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that there are 1.9 available jobs for every one person looking for work.
The number of available jobs ticked up to 10.7 million on the last day of September. That’s still higher than before the pandemic but below the record high of 11.9 million in March.
“The largest increases in job openings were in accommodation and food services (+215,000); health care and social assistance (+115,000); and transportation, warehousing, and utilities (+111,000). The number of job openings decreased in wholesale trade (-104,000) and in finance and insurance (-83,000),” according to the government.
Meantime, the number of hires decreased slight to 6.1 million last month. According to the BLS, “Hires decreased in durable goods manufacturing (-57,000) and in state and local government education (-40,000).”
You can read the full report here.