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Thursday, February 17, 2022

Job openings and quits rates in Georgia remain at high levels in December

Job openings, hires, and layoffs and discharges rates showed little change over the month, while total separations and quits rates fell in December, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Job openings and quit rates in Georgia remained near record levels.

Job Openings

Georgia’s job openings rate showed little change in December, recording 403,000 openings on the last business day of the month for a job openings rate of 8.0%. Nationally, job opening rates increased in seven states, declined in four, and were little changed in the other states in December.

Compared to December 2020, the number of job openings in Georgia grew by 128,000 and the rate of job openings increased from 5.8% recorded in December 2020.

Hires

The number of hires in the state were virtually unchanged over the month. In Georgia, 238,000 hires were recorded in December for a rate of 5.1%. Hiring rates declined in six states and increased in one state over the month.

Compared to last December, the number of hires in Georgia grew by 44,000 with the hiring rate rising from 4.4% in December 2020 to 5.1 percent in December 2021.

Total Separations

Total separations fell by 39,000 in Georgia for December to 234,000 with the separations rate falling to 5.0%. In December, total separations rates fell in 15 states and increased in two states.

Compared to December 2020, total separations in Georgia increased by 26,000.

Quits

The number of quits in Georgia fell by 24,000 to 175,000 in December with the quits rate dropping to 3.8%. Nationally, quits rates fell in 13 states and increased in four states in December.

Compared to December 2020, the number of quits in Georgia rose by 36,000.

Layoffs and Discharges

Layoffs and discharges in the state were virtually unchanged in December with the layoffs and discharges totaling 50,000 for the month and the rate remaining at 1.1%. Layoffs and discharges rates decreased in 10 states and increased in one state in December.

Compared to a year ago, the number of layoffs and discharges in Georgia was virtually unchanged in December and the rate remained unchanged.

Definitions and additional technical information is available at State Job Openings and Labor Turnover Technical Note - 2021 M12 Results (bls.gov)