The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that on the last business day of November, the number of job openings edged down to 6.9 million while hires edged down to 5.7 million and the total separations were little changed at 5.5 million. Over the 12 months ending in November, hires totaled 68.0 million while separations totaled 65.6 million. The net of these numbers was a gain of 2.4 million. These totals include workers who may have been hired and separated more than once during the year.
Currently the US is seeing 9 straight months of more job openings than job seekers.
There are several studies that are being produced that show the overall change in labor dynamics. The number of people who are changing jobs is decreasing and this could be a result of people finding better and more stable employment.