U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (02/10/15)
There were 5.0 million job openings on the last business day of December—the highest level of job openings since January 2001—and up from 4.8 million in November, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Hires (5.1 million) and separations (4.9 million) were little changed in December. Within separations, the quits rate (1.9%) and the layoffs and discharges rate (1.2%) were unchanged. The job openings rate for December was 3.5%.