The job-seekers ratio, 2000–2022

 

Date Job seekers ratio, imputed
2000-12-01 1.11
2001-01-01 1.15
2001-02-01 1.19
2001-03-01 1.29
2001-04-01 1.36
2001-05-01 1.41
2001-06-01 1.49
2001-07-01 1.48
2001-08-01 1.75
2001-09-01 1.75
2001-10-01 2.08
2001-11-01 2.12
2001-12-01 2.25
2002-01-01 2.21
2002-02-01 2.39
2002-03-01 2.30
2002-04-01 2.48
2002-05-01 2.43
2002-06-01 2.46
2002-07-01 2.49
2002-08-01 2.36
2002-09-01 2.50
2002-10-01 2.39
2002-11-01 2.42
2002-12-01 2.73
2003-01-01 2.48
2003-02-01 2.67
2003-03-01 2.77
2003-04-01 2.84
2003-05-01 2.72
2003-06-01 2.73
2003-07-01 3.02
2003-08-01 2.79
2003-09-01 2.89
2003-10-01 2.64
2003-11-01 2.58
2003-12-01 2.44
2004-01-01 2.44
2004-02-01 2.31
2004-03-01 2.41
2004-04-01 2.33
2004-05-01 2.21
2004-06-01 2.48
2004-07-01 2.13
2004-08-01 2.26
2004-09-01 2.07
2004-10-01 2.04
2004-11-01 2.28
2004-12-01 1.95
2005-01-01 2.05
2005-02-01 2.01
2005-03-01 1.91
2005-04-01 1.84
2005-05-01 2.02
2005-06-01 1.85
2005-07-01 1.74
2005-08-01 1.77
2005-09-01 1.74
2005-10-01 1.78
2005-11-01 1.78
2005-12-01 1.70
2006-01-01 1.61
2006-02-01 1.66
2006-03-01 1.49
2006-04-01 1.49
2006-05-01 1.56
2006-06-01 1.52
2006-07-01 1.63
2006-08-01 1.51
2006-09-01 1.45
2006-10-01 1.47
2006-11-01 1.48
2006-12-01 1.46
2007-01-01 1.49
2007-02-01 1.47
2007-03-01 1.36
2007-04-01 1.46
2007-05-01 1.45
2007-06-01 1.44
2007-07-01 1.55
2007-08-01 1.55
2007-09-01 1.54
2007-10-01 1.56
2007-11-01 1.56
2007-12-01 1.68
2008-01-01 1.66
2008-02-01 1.75
2008-03-01 1.85
2008-04-01 1.89
2008-05-01 2.00
2008-06-01 2.24
2008-07-01 2.38
2008-08-01 2.57
2008-09-01 2.95
2008-10-01 2.98
2008-11-01 3.26
2008-12-01 3.59
2009-01-01 4.40
2009-02-01 4.50
2009-03-01 5.30
2009-04-01 6.04
2009-05-01 5.69
2009-06-01 5.88
2009-07-01 6.54
2009-08-01 6.34
2009-09-01 6.03
2009-10-01 6.38
2009-11-01 6.08
2009-12-01 5.88
2010-01-01 5.30
2010-02-01 5.67
2010-03-01 5.67
2010-04-01 4.86
2010-05-01 4.97
2010-06-01 5.17
2010-07-01 4.71
2010-08-01 4.88
2010-09-01 5.00
2010-10-01 4.49
2010-11-01 4.70
2010-12-01 4.69
2011-01-01 4.51
2011-02-01 4.28
2011-03-01 4.21
2011-04-01 4.28
2011-05-01 4.36
2011-06-01 4.04
2011-07-01 3.80
2011-08-01 4.15
2011-09-01 3.70
2011-10-01 3.76
2011-11-01 3.73
2011-12-01 3.47
2012-01-01 3.27
2012-02-01 3.54
2012-03-01 3.20
2012-04-01 3.33
2012-05-01 3.30
2012-06-01 3.25
2012-07-01 3.39
2012-08-01 3.27
2012-09-01 3.12
2012-10-01 3.21
2012-11-01 3.10
2012-12-01 3.10
2013-01-01 3.18
2013-02-01 2.98
2013-03-01 2.87
2013-04-01 2.95
2013-05-01 2.81
2013-06-01 2.83
2013-07-01 2.92
2013-08-01 2.76
2013-09-01 2.73
2013-10-01 2.64
2013-11-01 2.62
2013-12-01 2.52
2014-01-01 2.47
2014-02-01 2.37
2014-03-01 2.37
2014-04-01 2.12
2014-05-01 2.08
2014-06-01 1.90
2014-07-01 1.98
2014-08-01 1.79
2014-09-01 1.88
2014-10-01 1.79
2014-11-01 1.88
2014-12-01 1.70
2015-01-01 1.66
2015-02-01 1.57
2015-03-01 1.63
2015-04-01 1.53
2015-05-01 1.59
2015-06-01 1.57
2015-07-01 1.35
2015-08-01 1.46
2015-09-01 1.44
2015-10-01 1.37
2015-11-01 1.40
2015-12-01 1.35
2016-01-01 1.27
2016-02-01 1.33
2016-03-01 1.30
2016-04-01 1.39
2016-05-01 1.32
2016-06-01 1.35
2016-07-01 1.28
2016-08-01 1.37
2016-09-01 1.36
2016-10-01 1.40
2016-11-01 1.26
2016-12-01 1.26
2017-01-01 1.33
2017-02-01 1.25
2017-03-01 1.22
2017-04-01 1.16
2017-05-01 1.20
2017-06-01 1.09
2017-07-01 1.10
2017-08-01 1.13
2017-09-01 1.08
2017-10-01 1.05
2017-11-01 1.08
2017-12-01 1.05
2018-01-01 0.99
2018-02-01 1.00
2018-03-01 0.95
2018-04-01 0.93
2018-05-01 0.88
2018-06-01 0.89
2018-07-01 0.86
2018-08-01 0.86
2018-09-01 0.83
2018-10-01 0.85
2018-11-01 0.81
2018-12-01 0.86
2019-01-01 0.86
2019-02-01 0.87
2019-03-01 0.84
2019-04-01 0.82
2019-05-01 0.81
2019-06-01 0.83
2019-07-01 0.85
2019-08-01 0.84
2019-09-01 0.81
2019-10-01 0.81
2019-11-01 0.86
2019-12-01 0.87
2020-01-01 0.81
2020-02-01 0.82
2020-03-01 1.21
2020-04-01 4.89
2020-05-01 3.85
2020-06-01 2.92
2020-07-01 2.46
2020-08-01 2.14
2020-09-01 1.94
2020-10-01 1.62
2020-11-01 1.57
2020-12-01 1.56
2021-01-01 1.41
2021-02-01 1.27
2021-03-01 1.14
2021-04-01 1.05
2021-05-01 0.96
2021-06-01 0.96
2021-07-01 0.80
2021-08-01 0.78
2021-09-01 0.72
2021-10-01 0.66
2021-11-01 0.62
2021-12-01 0.55
2022-01-01 0.58
2022-02-01 0.55
2022-03-01 0.50
2022-04-01 0.51
2022-05-01 0.53
2022-06-01 0.54
2022-07-01 0.50

Notes: Shaded areas denote recessions. Unemployment levels represent the average of the unemployment level for the current month.

Source: EPI analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey and Current Population Survey.

View the underlying data on epi.org.