Bureau of Labor Statistics, JOLTS Data: Openings & Hires with Stock-Vacancy Ratios

The BLS has a program called the Job Openings & Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) that tracks and publishes data on job openings, hires and separations.

I find this data interesting and one that can elaborate more on what is going on in the labor market than what only looking at the official unemployment rate will.  I will be maintaining a spreadsheet to track and graph data from the JOLTS Program as it relates to openings, hires and an interesting ratio called the Stock-Vacancy Ratio.

I found this ratio in a report from the BLS titled “Job Openings continue to grow in 2012, hires and separations less so”.  The report can be found here.

Openings & Hires with Stock-Vacancy Ratio - Quarterly

Openings & Hires with Stock-Vacancy Ratio – Quarterly

Openings & Hires with Stock-Vacancy Ratio - Monthly

Openings & Hires with Stock-Vacancy Ratio – Monthly