Job openings are defined as positions that are open at the end of the month and can be full-time, part-time, seasonal, short-term, or permanent. They don’t include job openings where candidates are only sourced internally.
So, as an example, though JOLTS estimated that health care and social assistance had the most job openings, it’s also possible that professional and business services had more openings due to potential sampling errors.
That’s on top of the normal pace of hiring. In a statement, the president of the industry group, Michael Bellaman, pointed to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passed by Congress in November 2021 and stimulus from COVID-19 relief..