The United States had 9.2 million job openings in June — the most in recent years — as the pandemic eased and businesses sought to hire more workers. Openings had plummeted in spring 2020 because of the COVID-19-related economic downturn.

Sources: “Job openings, hires, and separations level, seasonally adjusted,” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, June 2021, https://tinyurl.com/tn6rmdrn; “Job Openings and Labor Turnover Summary,” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, July 7, 2021, https://tinyurl.com/xnsh79r7

Data for the graphic are as follows:

Date Job Openings in Millions
May 2006 4,463
June 2006 4,614
July 2006 4,394
August 2006 4,710
September 2006 4,737
October 2006 4,591
November 2006 4,645
December 2006 4,620
January 2007 4,763
February 2007 4,699
March 2007 4,962
April 2007 4,689
May 2007 4,657
June 2007 4,859
July 2007 4,598
August 2007 4,546
September 2007 4,652
October 2007 4,636
November 2007 4,646
December 2007 4,545
January 2008 4,624
February 2008 4,279
March 2008 4,225
April 2008 4,035
May 2008 4,194
June 2008 3,830
July 2008 3,749
August 2008 3,674
September 2008 3,222
October 2008 3,377
November 2008 3,231
December 2008 3,146
January 2009 2,738
February 2009 2,864
March 2009 2,534
April 2009 2,295
May 2009 2,549
June 2009 2,503
July 2009 2,232
August 2009 2,338
September 2009 2,487
October 2009 2,406
November 2009 2,503
December 2009 2,568
January 2010 2,837
February 2010 2,666
March 2010 2,679
April 2010 3,153
May 2010 2,988
June 2010 2,801
July 2010 3,082
August 2010 2,999
September 2010 2,918
October 2010 3,235
November 2010 3,211
December 2010 3,058
January 2011 3,104
February 2011 3,226
March 2011 3,261
April 2011 3,259
May 2011 3,179
June 2011 3,455
July 2011 3,623
August 2011 3,329
September 2011 3,774
October 2011 3,619
November 2011 3,565
December 2011 3,768
January 2012 3,909
February 2012 3,616
March 2012 3,979
April 2012 3,793
May 2012 3,835
June 2012 3,911
July 2012 3,735
August 2012 3,809
September 2012 3,882
October 2012 3,775
November 2012 3,878
December 2012 3,970
January 2013 3,923
February 2013 4,004
March 2013 4,076
April 2013 3,988
May 2013 4,145
June 2013 4,150
July 2013 3,885
August 2013 4,085
September 2013 4,128
October 2013 4,222
November 2013 4,119
December 2013 4,121
January 2014 4,127
February 2014 4,373
March 2014 4,388
April 2014 4,566
May 2014 4,747
June 2014 4,982
July 2014 4,846
August 2014 5,349
September 2014 4,914
October 2014 5,012
November 2014 4,843
December 2014 5,130
January 2015 5,344
February 2015 5,466
March 2015 5,210
April 2015 5,598
May 2015 5,563
June 2015 5,248
July 2015 6,056
August 2015 5,467
September 2015 5,488
October 2015 5,773
November 2015 5,708
December 2015 5,845
January 2016 6,012
February 2016 5,770
March 2016 6,129
April 2016 5,803
May 2016 5,777
June 2016 5,742
July 2016 5,962
August 2016 5,677
September 2016 5,868
October 2016 5,591
November 2016 5,971
December 2016 5,964
January 2017 5,646
February 2017 5,931
March 2017 5,813
April 2017 6,103
May 2017 5,810
June 2017 6,334
July 2017 6,203
August 2017 6,300
September 2017 6,279
October 2017 6,380
November 2017 6,282
December 2017 6,359
January 2018 6,601
February 2018 6,586
March 2018 6,833
April 2018 6,910
May 2018 6,987
June 2018 7,271
July 2018 7,209
August 2018 7,204
September 2018 7,352
October 2018 7,295
November 2018 7,574
December 2018 7,436
January 2019 7,478
February 2019 7,058
March 2019 7,332
April 2019 7,257
May 2019 7,279
June 2019 7,165
July 2019 7,137
August 2019 7,150
September 2019 7,100
October 2019 7,340
November 2019 6,915
December 2019 6,730
January 2020 7,154
February 2020 7,012
March 2020 5,769
April 2020 4,630
May 2020 5,447
June 2020 6,112
July 2020 6,717
August 2020 6,451
September 2020 6,611
October 2020 6,873
November 2020 6,766
December 2020 6,752
January 2021 7,099
February 2021 7,526
March 2021 8,288
April 2021 9,193
May 2021 9,209
June 2021 9,200

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