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Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS)

What is 'Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey - JOLTS'

A survey done by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics to help measure job vacancies. It collects data from employers including retailers, manufacturers and different offices each month. Respondents to the survey answer quantitative and qualitative questions about their businesses' employment, job openings, recruitment, hires and separations. The JOLTS data is published monthly and by region and industry.

Explaining 'Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey - JOLTS'

JOLTS data has many uses, not least of which is to help guide the government in formulation of economic policy through economic research and planning. The JOLTS publications provide data that can help in the analysis of industry retention rates, business cycles and industry-specific economic research. Also, JOLTS has been used in conjunction with the Help-Wanted Index, which is published by the Conference Board, for a more accurate reading of job-market efficiency in the country.


Further Reading


New tools for labor market analysis: JOLTS
heinonline.org [PDF]
… as the outcome of firm-level decisions of whether to post vacancies in response to current la- bor … Estimates (except the share of establishments with positive vacancies) are weighted by employment … Studying the Labor Market: the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey 95 …

JOLTS as a timely source of data by establishment sizeJOLTS as a timely source of data by establishment size
www.jstor.org [PDF]
… as the outcome of firm-level decisions of whether to post vacancies in response to current la- bor … Estimates (except the share of establishments with positive vacancies) are weighted by employment … Studying the Labor Market: the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey 95 …

The job openings and labor turnover survey: What initial data showThe job openings and labor turnover survey: What initial data show
heinonline.org [PDF]
… as the outcome of firm-level decisions of whether to post vacancies in response to current la- bor … Estimates (except the share of establishments with positive vacancies) are weighted by employment … Studying the Labor Market: the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey 95 …

Adjusted estimates of worker flows and job openings in JOLTSAdjusted estimates of worker flows and job openings in JOLTS
www.nber.org [PDF]
… as the outcome of firm-level decisions of whether to post vacancies in response to current la- bor … Estimates (except the share of establishments with positive vacancies) are weighted by employment … Studying the Labor Market: the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey 95 …

Studying the labor market using BLS labor dynamics dataStudying the labor market using BLS labor dynamics data
heinonline.org [PDF]
… as the outcome of firm-level decisions of whether to post vacancies in response to current la- bor … Estimates (except the share of establishments with positive vacancies) are weighted by employment … Studying the Labor Market: the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey 95 …

Recruiting intensity during and after the Great Recession: National and industry evidenceRecruiting intensity during and after the Great Recession: National and industry evidence
www.aeaweb.org [PDF]
… as the outcome of firm-level decisions of whether to post vacancies in response to current la- bor … Estimates (except the share of establishments with positive vacancies) are weighted by employment … Studying the Labor Market: the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey 95 …

Which Industries Need Workers-Exploring Differences in Labor Market ActivityWhich Industries Need Workers-Exploring Differences in Labor Market Activity
heinonline.org [PDF]
… as the outcome of firm-level decisions of whether to post vacancies in response to current la- bor … Estimates (except the share of establishments with positive vacancies) are weighted by employment … Studying the Labor Market: the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey 95 …

Job Openings, Hires, and Turnover Decreased in 2007Job Openings, Hires, and Turnover Decreased in 2007
heinonline.org [PDF]
… as the outcome of firm-level decisions of whether to post vacancies in response to current la- bor … Estimates (except the share of establishments with positive vacancies) are weighted by employment … Studying the Labor Market: the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey 95 …


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