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JOLTS  
Released On 2/7/2017 10:00:00 AM For Dec, 2016
PriorPrior RevisedActual
Job Openings5.522 M5.505 M5.501 M

Highlights
Job openings remain well above hiring though the gap narrowed slightly in December. Job openings totaled 5.501 million in the month, little changed from a revised 5.505 million in November. But hirings do show change, at 5.252 million for a 0.8 percent gain from November's 5.212 million. The gap between openings and hiring first opened up about 2 years ago signaling that employers are having a hard time finding people with the right skills. At 249,000, the current spread between openings and hirings is one of the narrowest of the past year and down from a 2016 peak of 760,000 in April. This report is a reminder that demand for labor is very strong.

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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