Business Reference: Data: “Top Industries For Job Openings, July 2016”
Chart and data table from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In a given month, which industries had the most job openings? There’s a stat for that. It’s called the job openings number, and it’s from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This statistic measures unfilled vacancies in nonfarm industries on the last business day of the month.
Preliminary data show that professional and business services, with nearly 1.3 million job openings, topped the list in July 2016. This large industry sector includes accounting, engineering, and temporary help services agencies.
Education and health services had the second most job openings in July 2016. Most of these openings were in health care and social assistance.
The number of job openings in several industries has more than doubled since the end of the most recent recession in 2009.
Direct to Complete Post and Links to Data Table
- Full Text Report: Job Openings And Labor Turnover – August 2016 (18 pages; PDF)
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