Job openings fell to 6.9 million on the last business day of November. Over the month, hires edged down to 5.7 million, quits edged down to 3.4 million, and total separations were little changed at 5.5 million.
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 312,000 in December, and the unemployment rate rose to 3.9 percent. Job gains occurred in health care, food services and drinking places, construction, manufacturing, and retail trade.
Jobless rates were lower in November than a year earlier in 290 of the 388 metropolitan areas, higher in 69, and unchanged in 29. Nonfarm payroll employment was up in 54 metropolitan areas over the year and essentially unchanged in 334.
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 2.5 percent more workers in October 2018 than in October 2017
Job openings were little changed at 7.1 million on the last business day of October. Over the month, hires edged up to 5.9 million nearly matching a series high, while separations were little changed.
Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 155,000 in November, and the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.7 percent. Job gains occurred in health care, in manufacturing, and in transportation and warehousing.
Jobless rates were lower in October than a year earlier in 272 of the 388 metropolitan areas, higher in 95, and unchanged in 21. Nonfarm payroll employment was up in 56 metropolitan areas over the year and essentially unchanged in 332.
U.S. scheduled passenger airlines employed 2.7 percent more workers in September 2018 than in September 2017
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