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Job Separations Decreased in August

The number of job openings was little changed at 6.5 million on the last business…

  • October 28, 2020

The number of job openings was little changed at 6.5 million on the last business day of August, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports.

Hires were little changed at 5.9 million in August.

Total separations decreased to 4.6 million.

Within separations, the quits rate was little changed at 2.0 percent while the layoffs and discharges rate decreased to a series low of just 1.0 percent.