The US JOLTS job openings for Jan 7581 vs 7225 estimate
Last month 7335 revised to 7479
The JOLT job openings reaches another record at 7581. CORRECTION. Some data was revised so not a record (but not far off)
Although the job openings are not a record as first thought (there seems to have revised 2018 data and November is the high), the openings remain elevated indicative of a strong labor market.
- Hires 5801 vs 5717 last month, +84
- Separations 5550 vs 5469 last month. +81
- Quit rate unchanged at 2.3%. 3490 vs 3391 last month, +99
- Layoffs and discharges rate came in at 1.1%. 1723 vs 1751 last month, -38