U.S. Job Openings Rise to a High of 6.3 Million in Jan; Annual Hires and Quits Rise In 2017

Job openings increased to a new high of 6.3 million on the last business day of January 2018. Over the month, hires and separations were little changed at 5.6 million and 5.4 million, respectively. Annual levels and rates for 2017 are now available.

JOB OPENINGS AND LABOR TURNOVER – JANUARY 2018

The number of job openings increased to 6.3 million on the last business day of January, the U.S. 
Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the month, hires and separations were little changed at 
5.6 million and 5.4 million, respectively. Within separations, the quits rate and the layoffs and 
discharges rate were little changed at 2.2 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. The release also includes 2017 annual estimates for hires and 
separations. The annual number of hires at 65.3 million and the annual number of quits at 38.2 million 
increased in 2017. The annual number of layoffs and discharges at 20.7 million edged up in 2017.

Job Openings

On the last business day of January, the job openings level increased to a series high of 6.3 million 
(+645,000). The job openings level increased for total private (+608,000) and edged up for government. 
The job openings rate increased to 4.1 percent in January. The number of job openings increased in 
professional and business services (+215,000), transportation, warehousing, and utilities (+113,000), 

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
|                                       Revisions to the JOLTS Data                                        |
|Job openings, hires, and separations data have been revised to incorporate annual updates to the          |
|Current Employment Statistics employment estimates and the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) |
|seasonal adjustment factors. See the revision section at the end of this release for more information.    |
|__________________________________________________________________________________________________________|

construction (+101,000), and several other industries. The number of job openings increased in the 
South, Midwest, and West regions. (See table 1.)

Hires

The number of hires was little changed at 5.6 million in January. The hires rate was little changed at 3.8 
percent. The number of hires was little changed for total private and for government. Hires increased in 
federal government (+10,000). The number of hires was little changed in all four regions. (See table 2.)

Separations

Total separations includes quits, layoffs and discharges, and other separations. Total separations is 
referred to as turnover. Quits are generally voluntary separations initiated by the employee. Therefore, 
the quits rate can serve as a measure of workers’ willingness or ability to leave jobs. Layoffs and 
discharges are involuntary separations initiated by the employer. Other separations includes separations 
due to retirement, death, disability, and transfers to other locations of the same firm.

There were 5.4 million total separations in January, little changed from December. The total 
separations rate in January was little changed at 3.7 percent. The number of total separations was little 
changed for total private and edged down for government. Total separations increased in health care and 
social assistance (+52,000) but decreased in federal government (-6,000). The number of total 
separations was little changed in all four regions. (See table 3.)

The number of quits was little changed at 3.3 million in January. The quits rate was little changed at 2.2 
percent. Over the month, the number of quits was little changed for total private and for government. 
Quits increased in arts, entertainment, and recreation (+13,000) but decreased in professional and 
business services (-71,000). The number of quits decreased in the West region. (See table 4.)

There were 1.8 million layoffs and discharges in January, little changed from December. The layoffs 
and discharges rate was little changed at 1.2 percent in January. The number of layoffs and discharges 
was little changed for total private and for government. The layoffs and discharges level increased in 
health care and social assistance (+52,000). Layoffs and discharges were little changed in all four 
regions. (See table 5.)

In January, the number of other separations increased for total nonfarm (+57,000) and for total private 
(+56,000). The number of other separations was little changed for government. Other separations 
increased in retail trade (+26,000) but decreased in federal government (-4,000). Other separations 
increased in the West region. (See table 6.)

Net Change in Employment

Large numbers of hires and separations occur every month throughout the business cycle. Net 
employment change results from the relationship between hires and separations. When the number of 
hires exceeds the number of separations, employment rises, even if the hires level is steady or declining. 
Conversely, when the number of hires is less than the number of separations, employment declines, even 
if the hires level is steady or rising. Over the 12 months ending in January, hires totaled 65.4 million and 
separations totaled 63.2 million, yielding a net employment gain of 2.1 million. These totals include 
workers who may have been hired and separated more than once during the year.

Annual Levels and Rates

Calculating annual levels and rates allows additional comparisons across years. Annual levels for hires, 
quits, layoffs and discharges, other separations, and total separations are the sum of the 12 published 
monthly levels. Annual rates are computed by dividing the annual level by the Current Employment 
Statistics (CES) annual average employment level, and multiplying that quotient by 100. Consistent with 
BLS practice, annual estimates are published only for not seasonally adjusted data and are released with 
the January news release each year. Note that annual estimates are not calculated for job openings 
because job openings are a stock, or point-in-time, measurement for the last business day of each month.

In 2017, there were 65.3 million hires, an increase from 2016. Total separations (the sum of quits, 
layoffs and discharges, and other separations) rose in 2017 to 63.0 million. Quits rose for the eighth 
consecutive year reaching 38.2 million in 2017 and comprised 61 percent of total separations. Layoffs 
and discharges edged up in 2017 to 20.7 million and comprised 33 percent of total separations. Other 
separations declined in 2017 to 4.2 million and comprised 7 percent of total separations. (See tables 13 
through 22.)

The annual hires for 2017 was 44.5 percent of the annual average CES employment level. This rate has 
been trending upwards since 2009. The annual total separations rate for 2017 was 43.0 percent. The 
annual rates for the components of total separations were 26.0 percent for quits, 14.1 percent for layoffs 
and discharges, and 2.8 percent for other separations.

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The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey results for February 2018 are scheduled to be 
released on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. (EDT).


Table A.  Job openings, hires, and total separations by industry, seasonally adjusted

                                 |    Job openings    |       Hires        | Total separations
                                 |--
           Category              | Jan. | Dec. | Jan. | Jan. | Dec. | Jan. | Jan. | Dec. | Jan.
                                 | 2017 | 2017 | 2018p| 2017 | 2017 | 2018p| 2017 | 2017 | 2018p
-|--
                                 |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |
      LEVELS BY INDUSTRY         |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |
        (in thousands)           |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |
                                 |--
Total............................|5,444 |5,667 |6,312 |5,460 |5,524 |5,583 |5,224 |5,314 |5,409
                                 |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |
 Total private...................|4,970 |5,143 |5,751 |5,108 |5,173 |5,244 |4,880 |4,959 |5,079
  Mining and logging(1)..........|   23 |   20 |   21 |   27 |   31 |   33 |   32 |   31 |   32
  Construction(1)................|  159 |  149 |  250 |  402 |  321 |  342 |  371 |  291 |  332
  Manufacturing..................|  365 |  374 |  427 |  308 |  348 |  360 |  293 |  337 |  352
   Durable goods(1)..............|  202 |  239 |  284 |  168 |  201 |  217 |  161 |  189 |  203
   Nondurable goods(1)...........|  163 |  135 |  143 |  140 |  147 |  143 |  132 |  148 |  150
  Trade, transportation,         |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |
   and utilities.................|  926 |1,087 |1,235 |1,036 |1,076 |1,078 |1,023 |1,050 |1,057
   Wholesale trade(1)............|  186 |  188 |  218 |  142 |  148 |  153 |  150 |  143 |  154
   Retail trade..................|  553 |  707 |  711 |  686 |  698 |  715 |  676 |  686 |  704
   Transportation, warehousing,  |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |
    and utilities(1).............|  187 |  192 |  305 |  209 |  230 |  209 |  198 |  221 |  199
  Information(1).................|   80 |  103 |  124 |   79 |   83 |   82 |   80 |   88 |   87
  Financial activities...........|  391 |  332 |  355 |  234 |  187 |  193 |  199 |  172 |  182
   Finance and insurance.........|  251 |  253 |  267 |  161 |  122 |  125 |  137 |  121 |  121
   Real estate and               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |
    rental and leasing(1)........|  140 |   79 |   88 |   73 |   65 |   68 |   62 |   51 |   61
  Professional and business      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |
   services......................|  929 |  874 |1,089 |1,123 |1,218 |1,196 |1,080 |1,180 |1,145
  Education and health           |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |
   services......................|1,123 |1,107 |1,152 |  645 |  666 |  703 |  628 |  626 |  683
   Educational services(1).......|   84 |   84 |  120 |   82 |  111 |  112 |   78 |   98 |  102
   Health care and social        |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |
    assistance...................|1,038 |1,023 |1,032 |  564 |  556 |  591 |  550 |  529 |  581
  Leisure and hospitality........|  736 |  902 |  889 |1,012 |1,021 |1,053 |  954 |  981 |1,015
   Arts, entertainment, and      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |
    recreation...................|   82 |   90 |   87 |  153 |  153 |  167 |  130 |  142 |  157
   Accommodation and food        |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |
    services.....................|  654 |  812 |  802 |  859 |  869 |  886 |  824 |  839 |  858
  Other services(1)..............|  237 |  196 |  210 |  241 |  222 |  205 |  220 |  204 |  194
 Government......................|  474 |  524 |  561 |  352 |  351 |  339 |  343 |  354 |  329
  Federal(1).....................|   84 |   79 |   95 |   46 |   28 |   38 |   40 |   36 |   30
  State and local................|  390 |  445 |  467 |  306 |  322 |  301 |  303 |  319 |  300
   State and local education.....|  143 |  165 |  176 |  153 |  167 |  149 |  151 |  165 |  153
   State and local, excluding    |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |
    education(1).................|  247 |  280 |  291 |  153 |  155 |  152 |  153 |  153 |  147
                                 |--
                                 |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |
     RATES BY INDUSTRY           |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |
         (percent)               |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |
                                 |--
Total............................|  3.6 |  3.7 |  4.1 |  3.7 |  3.7 |  3.8 |  3.6 |  3.6 |  3.7
                                 |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |
 Total private...................|  3.9 |  3.9 |  4.4 |  4.1 |  4.1 |  4.2 |  4.0 |  4.0 |  4.0
  Mining and logging(1)..........|  3.5 |  2.8 |  2.9 |  4.2 |  4.4 |  4.6 |  4.9 |  4.5 |  4.5
  Construction(1)................|  2.3 |  2.1 |  3.4 |  5.8 |  4.5 |  4.8 |  5.4 |  4.1 |  4.7
  Manufacturing..................|  2.9 |  2.9 |  3.3 |  2.5 |  2.8 |  2.9 |  2.4 |  2.7 |  2.8
   Durable goods(1)..............|  2.6 |  3.0 |  3.5 |  2.2 |  2.6 |  2.8 |  2.1 |  2.4 |  2.6
   Nondurable goods(1)...........|  3.4 |  2.8 |  2.9 |  3.0 |  3.1 |  3.0 |  2.8 |  3.1 |  3.2
  Trade, transportation,         |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |
   and utilities.................|  3.3 |  3.8 |  4.3 |  3.8 |  3.9 |  3.9 |  3.7 |  3.8 |  3.8
   Wholesale trade(1)............|  3.1 |  3.1 |  3.5 |  2.4 |  2.5 |  2.6 |  2.5 |  2.4 |  2.6
   Retail trade..................|  3.4 |  4.3 |  4.3 |  4.3 |  4.4 |  4.5 |  4.2 |  4.3 |  4.4
   Transportation, warehousing,  |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |
    and utilities(1).............|  3.2 |  3.2 |  5.0 |  3.7 |  4.0 |  3.6 |  3.5 |  3.8 |  3.4
  Information(1).................|  2.8 |  3.6 |  4.3 |  2.8 |  3.0 |  3.0 |  2.9 |  3.2 |  3.1
  Financial activities...........|  4.4 |  3.8 |  4.0 |  2.8 |  2.2 |  2.3 |  2.4 |  2.0 |  2.1
   Finance and insurance.........|  3.9 |  3.9 |  4.1 |  2.6 |  1.9 |  2.0 |  2.2 |  1.9 |  1.9
   Real estate and rental        |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |
    and leasing(1)...............|  6.0 |  3.4 |  3.8 |  3.4 |  2.9 |  3.1 |  2.8 |  2.3 |  2.7
  Professional and business      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |
   services......................|  4.4 |  4.1 |  5.0 |  5.5 |  5.9 |  5.8 |  5.3 |  5.7 |  5.5
  Education and health           |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |
   services......................|  4.7 |  4.5 |  4.7 |  2.8 |  2.8 |  3.0 |  2.7 |  2.7 |  2.9
   Educational services(1).......|  2.3 |  2.2 |  3.1 |  2.3 |  3.0 |  3.0 |  2.1 |  2.6 |  2.7
   Health care and social        |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |
    assistance...................|  5.1 |  4.9 |  5.0 |  2.9 |  2.8 |  3.0 |  2.8 |  2.7 |  2.9
   Leisure and hospitality.......|  4.4 |  5.3 |  5.2 |  6.4 |  6.3 |  6.5 |  6.0 |  6.0 |  6.2
    Arts, entertainment, and     |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |
     recreation..................|  3.4 |  3.7 |  3.5 |  6.7 |  6.5 |  7.1 |  5.6 |  6.0 |  6.7
    Accommodation and food       |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |
     services....................|  4.6 |  5.5 |  5.5 |  6.3 |  6.3 |  6.4 |  6.1 |  6.1 |  6.2
   Other services(1).............|  4.0 |  3.3 |  3.5 |  4.2 |  3.8 |  3.5 |  3.8 |  3.5 |  3.3
 Government......................|  2.1 |  2.3 |  2.5 |  1.6 |  1.6 |  1.5 |  1.5 |  1.6 |  1.5
  Federal(1).....................|  2.9 |  2.7 |  3.3 |  1.6 |  1.0 |  1.3 |  1.4 |  1.3 |  1.1
  State and local................|  2.0 |  2.2 |  2.3 |  1.6 |  1.6 |  1.5 |  1.6 |  1.6 |  1.5
   State and local education.....|  1.4 |  1.6 |  1.7 |  1.5 |  1.6 |  1.4 |  1.5 |  1.6 |  1.5
   State and local, excluding    |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |      |
    education(1).................|  2.6 |  3.0 |  3.1 |  1.7 |  1.7 |  1.7 |  1.7 |  1.7 |  1.6

  (1) No regular seasonal movements could be identified in the job openings series, therefore,
the seasonally adjusted and not seasonally adjusted data are identical.
  (p) Preliminary
  NOTE: Data have been revised to incorporate the annual updates to the Current 
Employment Statistics employment estimates and the JOLTS seasonal adjustment factors.

                         Revisions to Job Openings and Labor Turnover Data

In accordance with annual practice, the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) data have 
been revised to reflect annual updates to the Current Employment Statistics (CES), or establishment 
survey, employment estimates. The JOLTS employment levels (not published) are ratio adjusted to the 
CES employment levels, and the resulting ratios are applied to all JOLTS data elements. The result is 
the revision of 21 months of not seasonally adjusted data. Additionally, new seasonal factors have been 
developed based on the full revised JOLTS series and have been applied to the data from January 2013 
forward. Also effective with this release, JOLTS is adopting the 2017 version of the North American 
Industry Classification System (NAICS). Changes in the 2017 NAICS structure are minor and do not 
impact the published JOLTS data series.

Tables B through G below present revised total nonfarm data for January through December 2017. The 
December 2017 revisions also reflect the routine incorporation of additional sample receipts into the 
final December estimates. Tables presenting revisions to total nonfarm data for January 2013 through 
December 2016 will be available later today on the JOLTS website. The website also contains all 
revised seasonally adjusted and not seasonally adjusted data. The revision tables and data can be 
accessed through the JOLTS homepage at www.bls.gov/jlt/.

Table B. Revisions in job openings data January 2017 - December 2017,
seasonally adjusted
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          |                                   |
          |          Levels (in thousands)    |           Rates (percent)
   Year   |-- |--
   and    |     As     |    As   |            |     As     |    As   |
   month  | previously | revised | Difference | previously | revised | Difference
          | published  |         |            | published  |         |
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   2017   |            |         |            |            |         |
January...|    5,625   |  5,444  |   -181     |     3.7    |  3.6    |   -0.1
February..|    5,682   |  5,618  |    -64     |     3.8    |  3.7    |    -.1
March.....|    5,785   |  5,607  |   -178     |     3.8    |  3.7    |    -.1
April.....|    5,967   |  6,108  |    141     |     3.9    |  4.0    |     .1
May.......|    5,702   |  5,688  |    -14     |     3.8    |  3.7    |    -.1
June......|    6,116   |  6,125  |      9     |     4.0    |  4.0    |     .0
July......|    6,140   |  6,200  |     60     |     4.0    |  4.1    |     .1
August....|    6,090   |  6,046  |    -44     |     4.0    |  4.0    |     .0
September.|    6,177   |  6,231  |     54     |     4.0    |  4.1    |     .1
October...|    5,925   |  6,061  |    136     |     3.9    |  4.0    |     .1
November..|    5,978   |  5,933  |    -45     |     3.9    |  3.9    |     .0
December..|    5,811   |  5,667  |   -144     |     3.8    |  3.7    |    -.1
__________|____________|_________|____________|____________|_________|___________

Table C. Revisions in hires data January 2017 - December 2017,
seasonally adjusted
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          |                                   |
          |          Levels (in thousands)    |           Rates (percent)
   Year   |-- |--
   and    |     As     |    As   |            |     As     |    As   |
   month  | previously | revised | Difference | previously | revised | Difference
          | published  |         |            | published  |         |
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   2017   |            |         |            |            |         |
January...|    5,424   |  5,460  |     36     |     3.7    |  3.7    |    0.0
February..|    5,249   |  5,264  |     15     |     3.6    |  3.6    |     .0
March.....|    5,304   |  5,297  |     -7     |     3.6    |  3.6    |     .0
April.....|    5,043   |  5,225  |    182     |     3.5    |  3.6    |     .1
May.......|    5,459   |  5,486  |     27     |     3.7    |  3.7    |     .0
June......|    5,432   |  5,467  |     35     |     3.7    |  3.7    |     .0
July......|    5,521   |  5,506  |    -15     |     3.8    |  3.8    |     .0
August....|    5,420   |  5,514  |     94     |     3.7    |  3.8    |     .1
September.|    5,320   |  5,383  |     63     |     3.6    |  3.7    |     .1
October...|    5,592   |  5,609  |     17     |     3.8    |  3.8    |     .0
November..|    5,493   |  5,514  |     21     |     3.7    |  3.7    |     .0
December..|    5,488   |  5,524  |     36     |     3.7    |  3.7    |     .0
__________|____________|_________|____________|____________|_________|___________

Table D. Revisions in total separations data January 2017 - December 2017,
seasonally adjusted
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          |                                   |
          |          Levels (in thousands)    |           Rates (percent)
   Year   |-- |--
   and    |     As     |    As   |            |     As     |    As   |
   month  | previously | revised | Difference | previously | revised | Difference
          | published  |         |            | published  |         |
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   2017   |            |         |            |            |         |
January...|    5,247   |  5,224  |    -23     |     3.6    |  3.6    |    0.0
February..|    5,008   |  5,031  |     23     |     3.4    |  3.4    |     .0
March.....|    5,198   |  5,172  |    -26     |     3.6    |  3.5    |    -.1
April.....|    5,008   |  5,111  |    103     |     3.4    |  3.5    |     .1
May.......|    5,245   |  5,266  |     21     |     3.6    |  3.6    |     .0
June......|    5,309   |  5,296  |    -13     |     3.6    |  3.6    |     .0
July......|    5,362   |  5,407  |     45     |     3.7    |  3.7    |     .0
August....|    5,273   |  5,346  |     73     |     3.6    |  3.6    |     .0
September.|    5,244   |  5,344  |    100     |     3.6    |  3.6    |     .0
October...|    5,251   |  5,273  |     22     |     3.6    |  3.6    |     .0
November..|    5,212   |  5,254  |     42     |     3.5    |  3.6    |     .1
December..|    5,238   |  5,314  |     76     |     3.6    |  3.6    |     .0
__________|____________|_________|____________|____________|_________|___________

Table E. Revisions in quits data January 2017 - December 2017,
seasonally adjusted
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          |                                   |
          |          Levels (in thousands)    |           Rates (percent)
   Year   |-- |--
   and    |     As     |    As   |            |     As     |    As   |
   month  | previously | revised | Difference | previously | revised | Difference
          | published  |         |            | published  |         |
_________________________________________________________________________________
   2017   |            |         |            |            |         |
January...|    3,186   |  3,169  |    -17     |     2.2    |  2.2    |    0.0
February..|    3,036   |  3,018  |    -18     |     2.1    |  2.1    |     .0
March.....|    3,138   |  3,144  |      6     |     2.2    |  2.2    |     .0
April.....|    3,044   |  3,072  |     28     |     2.1    |  2.1    |     .0
May.......|    3,206   |  3,227  |     21     |     2.2    |  2.2    |     .0
June......|    3,130   |  3,166  |     36     |     2.1    |  2.2    |     .1
July......|    3,194   |  3,240  |     46     |     2.2    |  2.2    |     .0
August....|    3,093   |  3,173  |     80     |     2.1    |  2.2    |     .1
September.|    3,180   |  3,256  |     76     |     2.2    |  2.2    |     .0
October...|    3,187   |  3,224  |     37     |     2.2    |  2.2    |     .0
November..|    3,161   |  3,195  |     34     |     2.1    |  2.2    |     .1
December..|    3,259   |  3,340  |     81     |     2.2    |  2.3    |     .1
__________|____________|_________|____________|____________|_________|___________

Table F. Revisions in layoffs and discharges data January 2017 - December 2017,
seasonally adjusted
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          |                                   |
          |          Levels (in thousands)    |           Rates (percent)
   Year   |-- |--
   and    |     As     |    As   |            |     As     |    As   |
   month  | previously | revised | Difference | previously | revised | Difference
          | published  |         |            | published  |         |
_________________________________________________________________________________
   2017   |            |         |            |            |         |
January...|    1,659   |  1,659  |      0     |     1.1    |  1.1    |    0.0
February..|    1,594   |  1,657  |     63     |     1.1    |  1.1    |     .0
March.....|    1,661   |  1,669  |      8     |     1.1    |  1.1    |     .0
April.....|    1,605   |  1,687  |     82     |     1.1    |  1.2    |     .1
May.......|    1,673   |  1,689  |     16     |     1.1    |  1.2    |     .1
June......|    1,806   |  1,772  |    -34     |     1.2    |  1.2    |     .0
July......|    1,789   |  1,817  |     28     |     1.2    |  1.2    |     .0
August....|    1,781   |  1,806  |     25     |     1.2    |  1.2    |     .0
September.|    1,746   |  1,762  |     16     |     1.2    |  1.2    |     .0
October...|    1,693   |  1,712  |     19     |     1.2    |  1.2    |     .0
November..|    1,725   |  1,735  |     10     |     1.2    |  1.2    |     .0
December..|    1,645   |  1,655  |     10     |     1.1    |  1.1    |     .0
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Table G. Revisions in other separations data January 2017 - December 2017,
seasonally adjusted
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          |                                   |
          |          Levels (in thousands)    |           Rates (percent)
   Year   |-- |--
   and    |     As     |    As   |            |     As     |    As   |
   month  | previously | revised | Difference | previously | revised | Difference
          | published  |         |            | published  |         |
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   2017   |            |         |            |            |         |
January...|      402   |    396  |     -6     |     0.3    |  0.3    |    0.0
February..|      378   |    356  |    -22     |      .3    |   .2    |    -.1
March.....|      399   |    359  |    -40     |      .3    |   .2    |    -.1
April.....|      359   |    352  |     -7     |      .2    |   .2    |     .0
May.......|      365   |    350  |    -15     |      .2    |   .2    |     .0
June......|      373   |    357  |    -16     |      .3    |   .2    |    -.1
July......|      379   |    350  |    -29     |      .3    |   .2    |    -.1
August....|      398   |    367  |    -31     |      .3    |   .2    |    -.1
September.|      318   |    327  |      9     |      .2    |   .2    |     .0
October...|      372   |    336  |    -36     |      .3    |   .2    |    -.1
November..|      326   |    325  |     -1     |      .2    |   .2    |     .0
December..|      334   |    318  |    -16     |      .2    |   .2    |     .0
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