US JOB OPENINGS DOWN 20.5% IN COMPARISON TO MARCH

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April 22, 2020

April 15, 2020

US job openings on Glassdoor were down 20.5% on April 6 in comparison to March 9, the jobs website reported in economic research released Tuesday.

The number of job openings on Glassdoor totaled 4.8 million as of April 6, the lowest level since February 2017.

The US is on track to lose as many job openings on a percentage basis in the first four weeks of the Covid-19 crisis as the country did in the first nine months of the Great Recession.

Glassdoor’s report also found that 60% of employers reduced job openings and one-in-four paused all openings.

All 50 states and the 100 largest metro areas tracked by Glassdoor all posted declines in job openings. The decreases ranged from 11.5% in Montana to 32.6% in Washington.

Separately, The Conference Board-Burning Glass Help Wanted Online Index fell in March to a reading of 99.6 from February’s reading of 101.2. However, the decrease does not take into account the effect of Covid-19. Next month’s index is expected to reflect that impact.