The number of job openings was little changed at 7.3 million on the last business day of May, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported. Over the month, hires fell to 5.7 million and separations edged down to 5.5 million. Within separations, quits and layoffs and discharges rates were unchanged at 2.3 percent and 1.2 percent, respectively. This release includes estimates of the number and rate of job openings, hires, and separations for the nonfarm sector by industry and by four geographic regions.
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