The gap between employment and available positions is growing more expansive in the US. Several employees quit their Jobs on Friday, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The new survey said that there are 11.27 million openings which slightly dropped from January.
In the February Jobs Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, more than 4.35 million workers left, up by 94,000 from the previous month. The workforce is slightly higher than 2.8%. The number of openings slightly dropped when compared to January. The total leave of those people unemployed is dropping to 6.27 million. This situation leaves 5 million more openings than the available number of workers. There were nearly 1.8 Jobs for every one unemployed.
Trade, transportation, and utilities had the highest layoffs, with one million, up from November 2021’s high of 4.51 million. Tourism and hospitality, a vital barometer of economic recovery amidst the pandemic, witnessed a 5.6% quits rate. Inflation has risen because of the highly tight Jobs picture, which has pushed the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates. Fed officials are closely monitoring the JOLTS report for signs of labor market slack.