The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the September Jobs Openings and Labor Turnover Survey showing little change from the previous month. This release includes estimates of the number and rate of job openings, hires, and separations for the nonfarm sector by industry and by geographic region.
- job openings: 3.9 million
- hires: 4.6 million
- hires rate: 3.4 percent
- separations (turnover): 4.4 million
- separations rate: 3.2 percent
- over the 12 months ending in September 2013, hires totaled 52.7 million and separations totaled 50.8 million, yielding a net employment gain of 1.9 million.