Job openings levels and unemployment levels, 2000-2016

Job Openings level Unemployment level
Dec-2000 4.7 5.6
Jan-2001 5.4 6.0
Feb-2001 4.7 6.1
Mar-2001 4.6 6.1
Apr-2001 4.9 6.3
May-2001 4.6 6.2
Jun-2001 4.3 6.5
Jul-2001 4.5 6.6
Aug-2001 4.1 7.0
Sep-2001 4.0 7.1
Oct-2001 3.6 7.7
Nov-2001 3.4 8.0
Dec-2001 3.4 8.3
Jan-2002 3.8 8.2
Feb-2002 3.4 8.2
Mar-2002 3.6 8.3
Apr-2002 3.5 8.6
May-2002 3.6 8.4
Jun-2002 3.4 8.4
Jul-2002 3.4 8.4
Aug-2002 3.5 8.3
Sep-2002 3.3 8.3
Oct-2002 3.5 8.3
Nov-2002 3.4 8.5
Dec-2002 2.9 8.6
Jan-2003 3.8 8.5
Feb-2003 3.4 8.6
Mar-2003 3.1 8.6
Apr-2003 3.3 8.8
May-2003 3.2 9.0
Jun-2003 3.3 9.3
Jul-2003 3.3 9.0
Aug-2003 3.3 8.9
Sep-2003 3.1 8.9
Oct-2003 3.2 8.7
Nov-2003 3.2 8.6
Dec-2003 3.2 8.3
Jan-2004 3.5 8.4
Feb-2004 3.4 8.2
Mar-2004 3.4 8.5
Apr-2004 3.6 8.2
May-2004 3.7 8.2
Jun-2004 3.4 8.3
Jul-2004 3.9 8.1
Aug-2004 3.6 8.0
Sep-2004 3.7 7.9
Oct-2004 3.8 8.1
Nov-2004 3.2 7.9
Dec-2004 3.7 7.9
Jan-2005 3.7 7.8
Feb-2005 3.8 8.0
Mar-2005 3.8 7.7
Apr-2005 4.2 7.7
May-2005 3.9 7.7
Jun-2005 4.0 7.5
Jul-2005 4.3 7.4
Aug-2005 4.1 7.3
Sep-2005 4.2 7.6
Oct-2005 4.3 7.5
Nov-2005 4.2 7.6
Dec-2005 4.1 7.3
Jan-2006 4.3 7.1
Feb-2006 4.2 7.2
Mar-2006 4.5 7.1
Apr-2006 4.7 7.1
May-2006 4.4 7.0
Jun-2006 4.3 7.0
Jul-2006 4.2 7.2
Aug-2006 4.6 7.1
Sep-2006 4.5 6.8
Oct-2006 4.5 6.7
Nov-2006 4.3 6.9
Dec-2006 4.3 6.8
Jan-2007 4.6 7.1
Feb-2007 4.5 6.9
Mar-2007 4.7 6.7
Apr-2007 4.8 6.9
May-2007 4.6 6.8
Jun-2007 4.6 7.0
Jul-2007 4.5 7.1
Aug-2007 4.6 7.1
Sep-2007 4.5 7.2
Oct-2007 4.3 7.2
Nov-2007 4.2 7.2
Dec-2007 4.1 7.6
Jan-2008 4.3 7.7
Feb-2008 4.0 7.5
Mar-2008 4.0 7.8
Apr-2008 4.1 7.6
May-2008 4.0 8.4
Jun-2008 3.8 8.6
Jul-2008 3.8 8.9
Aug-2008 3.7 9.4
Sep-2008 3.3 9.5
Oct-2008 3.3 10.1
Nov-2008 3.0 10.5
Dec-2008 2.8 11.3
Jan-2009 2.8 12.1
Feb-2009 2.8 12.9
Mar-2009 2.5 13.4
Apr-2009 2.4 13.9
May-2009 2.4 14.5
Jun-2009 2.4 14.7
Jul-2009 2.2 14.6
Aug-2009 2.3 14.8
Sep-2009 2.5 15.0
Oct-2009 2.4 15.4
Nov-2009 2.4 15.2
Dec-2009 2.4 15.1
Jan-2010 2.6 15.0
Feb-2010 2.6 15.1
Mar-2010 2.7 15.2
Apr-2010 3.2 15.3
May-2010 2.9 14.8
Jun-2010 2.7 14.5
Jul-2010 3.0 14.5
Aug-2010 2.9 14.6
Sep-2010 2.8 14.6
Oct-2010 3.0 14.5
Nov-2010 2.9 15.1
Dec-2010 2.9 14.3
Jan-2011 2.9 14.0
Feb-2011 3.1 13.8
Mar-2011 3.1 13.7
Apr-2011 3.3 14.0
May-2011 3.1 13.9
Jun-2011 3.2 14.0
Jul-2011 3.5 13.8
Aug-2011 3.2 13.8
Sep-2011 3.5 13.9
Oct-2011 3.4 13.6
Nov-2011 3.2 13.3
Dec-2011 3.4 13.1
Jan-2012 3.7 12.8
Feb-2012 3.5 12.8
Mar-2012 3.9 12.7
Apr-2012 3.7 12.6
May-2012 3.7 12.7
Jun-2012 3.8 12.7
Jul-2012 3.7 12.7
Aug-2012 3.7 12.5
Sep-2012 3.5 12.1
Oct-2012 3.7 12.1
Nov-2012 3.6 12.0
Dec-2012 3.6 12.3
Jan-2013 3.7 12.4
Feb-2013 4.0 12.0
Mar-2013 3.9 11.7
Apr-2013 4.0 11.7
May-2013 3.9 11.6
Jun-2013 3.9 11.8
Jul-2013 3.9 11.4
Aug-2013 3.9 11.3
Sep-2013 4.0 11.3
Oct-2013 4.1 11.2
Nov-2013 3.9 10.8
Dec-2013 3.7 10.4
Jan-2014 3.9 10.2
Feb-2014 4.1 10.4
Mar-2014 4.2 10.4
Apr-2014 4.6 9.7
May-2014 4.6 9.7
Jun-2014 4.7 9.5
Jul-2014 4.7 9.7
Aug-2014 5.0 9.6
Sep-2014 4.7 9.3
Oct-2014 4.9 9.0
Nov-2014 4.7 9.1
Dec-2014 4.8 8.7
Jan-2015 5.0 8.9
Feb-2015 5.1 8.6
Mar-2015 5.2 8.6
Apr-2015 5.6 8.5
May-2015 5.4 8.6
Jun-2015 5.2 8.3
Jul-2015 5.8 8.2
Aug-2015 5.3 8.0
Sep-2015 5.4 7.9
Oct-2015 5.4 7.9
Nov-2015 5.2 7.9
Dec-2015 5.3 7.9
Jan-2016 5.6 7.8
Feb-2016 5.6 7.8
Mar-2016 5.7 8.0
Apr-2016 5.8 7.9
May-2016 5.5 7.4

Note: Shaded areas denote recessions.

Source: EPI analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey and Current Population Survey

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