Job-seekers ratio, Dec. 2000–June 2014

Month Unemployed job seekers per job opening
2000/12/01 1.1
2001/01/01 1.1
2001/02/01 1.3
2001/03/01 1.3
2001/04/01 1.3
2001/05/01 1.4
2001/06/01 1.5
2001/07/01 1.5
2001/08/01 1.7
2001/09/01 1.8
2001/10/01 2.1
2001/11/01 2.3
2001/12/01 2.3
2002/01/01 2.3
2002/02/01 2.4
2002/03/01 2.3
2002/04/01 2.6
2002/05/01 2.4
2002/06/01 2.5
2002/07/01 2.5
2002/08/01 2.4
2002/09/01 2.5
2002/10/01 2.4
2002/11/01 2.4
2002/12/01 2.8
2003/01/01 2.3
2003/02/01 2.5
2003/03/01 2.8
2003/04/01 2.8
2003/05/01 2.8
2003/06/01 2.8
2003/07/01 2.8
2003/08/01 2.7
2003/09/01 2.9
2003/10/01 2.7
2003/11/01 2.6
2003/12/01 2.5
2004/01/01 2.5
2004/02/01 2.4
2004/03/01 2.5
2004/04/01 2.4
2004/05/01 2.2
2004/06/01 2.4
2004/07/01 2.1
2004/08/01 2.2
2004/09/01 2.1
2004/10/01 2.1
2004/11/01 2.3
2004/12/01 2.1
2005/01/01 2.2
2005/02/01 2.1
2005/03/01 2.0
2005/04/01 1.9
2005/05/01 2.0
2005/06/01 1.9
2005/07/01 1.8
2005/08/01 1.8
2005/09/01 1.8
2005/10/01 1.8
2005/11/01 1.7
2005/12/01 1.7
2006/01/01 1.7
2006/02/01 1.7
2006/03/01 1.6
2006/04/01 1.6
2006/05/01 1.6
2006/06/01 1.6
2006/07/01 1.8
2006/08/01 1.6
2006/09/01 1.5
2006/10/01 1.5
2006/11/01 1.5
2006/12/01 1.5
2007/01/01 1.6
2007/02/01 1.5
2007/03/01 1.4
2007/04/01 1.5
2007/05/01 1.5
2007/06/01 1.5
2007/07/01 1.6
2007/08/01 1.6
2007/09/01 1.6
2007/10/01 1.7
2007/11/01 1.7
2007/12/01 1.8
2008/01/01 1.8
2008/02/01 1.9
2008/03/01 1.9
2008/04/01 2.0
2008/05/01 2.1
2008/06/01 2.3
2008/07/01 2.4
2008/08/01 2.6
2008/09/01 3.0
2008/10/01 3.1
2008/11/01 3.4
2008/12/01 3.7
2009/01/01 4.4
2009/02/01 4.6
2009/03/01 5.4
2009/04/01 6.1
2009/05/01 6.0
2009/06/01 6.2
2009/07/01 6.8
2009/08/01 6.5
2009/09/01 6.2
2009/10/01 6.5
2009/11/01 6.3
2009/12/01 6.1
2010/01/01 5.5
2010/02/01 6.0
2010/03/01 5.8
2010/04/01 5.0
2010/05/01 5.1
2010/06/01 5.3
2010/07/01 5.0
2010/08/01 5.0
2010/09/01 5.2
2010/10/01 4.8
2010/11/01 4.9
2010/12/01 5.0
2011/01/01 4.8
2011/02/01 4.6
2011/03/01 4.4
2011/04/01 4.5
2011/05/01 4.5
2011/06/01 4.3
2011/07/01 4.0
2011/08/01 4.3
2011/09/01 3.9
2011/10/01 4.0
2011/11/01 4.2
2011/12/01 3.7
2012/01/01 3.5
2012/02/01 3.7
2012/03/01 3.3
2012/04/01 3.5
2012/05/01 3.4
2012/06/01 3.3
2012/07/01 3.5
2012/08/01 3.4
2012/09/01 3.4
2012/10/01 3.2
2012/11/01 3.2
2012/12/01 3.4
2013/01/01 3.3
2013/02/01 3.0
2013/03/01 3.0
2013/04/01 3.1
2013/05/01 3.0
2013/06/01 3.0
2013/07/01 3.0
2013/08/01 2.9
2013/09/01 2.8
2013/10/01 2.8
2013/11/01 2.6
2013/12/01 2.6
2014/01/01 2.6
2014/02/01 2.5
2014/03/01 2.5
2014/04/01 2.2
2014/05/01 2.1
2014/06/01 2.0

Note: Shaded areas denote recessions.

Job openings data are from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, and unemployment data are from the Current Population Survey public data series.

Source: EPI analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Jobs Openings and Labor Turnover Survey and the Current Population Survey public data series

View the underlying data on epi.org.