BLS Releases New Job Opening Data

Published on Mar 9, 2010

Updated on Nov 3, 2022

Written by Emsi Burning Glass

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It’s not surprising to see which two sectors have the most job openings, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) released today. Education and health services leads the way with an job opening rate of 3.1% while professional and business services stands at 2.5%.

On the other end of the spectrum, art, entertainment, and recreation (0.9%) and construction (1.1%) have the fewest job openings, compared to a percentage of total existing and open jobs. Catherine Rampell explains more here.

For more detail, here’s an informative table from the JOLTS report:

A quick survey of data in EMSI’s Job Aggregator tool confirms these numbers. For example, below are the top jobs over the last week by openings for New York, based on’s database. The tool combines the postings for any region and filters them by SOC code and education level.

Five of the 10 top occupations are in the health care industry, while physical therapist assistants is closely associated.

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