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JOLTS  
Released On 8/8/2017 10:00:00 AM For Jun, 2017
PriorPrior RevisedConsensusConsensus RangeActual
Job Openings5.666 M5.702 M5.600 M5.600 M to 5.720 M6.163 M

Highlights
Job openings rose sharply in June, to 6.163 million from 5.702 million in May. Hires, however, fell sharply, to 5.356 million from 5.459 million. This data set can be volatile but the underlying theme is a separation between openings and hiring which points to tightness in the labor market and the risk, at least theoretically, of wage inflation.

Recent History Of This Indicator
Job openings in the JOLTS report moved lower in May to 5.666 million even though hiring moved up to 5.472 million to narrow what has been a stubborn 2-year gap, one suggesting employers are having a hard time finding the right people. But with payroll growth strong, forecasters see job openings continuing to decline, to a consensus 5.600 million.

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
 

2017 Release Schedule
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