Started Oct 22, 2021 05:00PM UTC   •   Closing Aug 01, 2022 07:01AM UTC

The Economist asks:

How many job openings in the US will the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report for July 2022?

Labor shortages continue throughout the US, with the number of job openings above 10 million for the third consecutive month in August 2021 (FOX Business, AP). The question will be suspended on 31 July 2022 and the outcome determined using data as first released by the BLS for July 2022, expected in September 2022 (BLS - JOLTS). For July 2021, the number of job openings for "Total US" was 11,098 (in thousands) (JOLTS - August 2021, see Table A). For historical data, visit: https://www.bls.gov/jlt/. Under "JOLTS Databases," select "ONE SCREEN" from "Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS)." For "1 Select one or more Industries," select "Total nonfarm." For "2 Select one or more States or Regions," find and select "Total US." For "3 Select one or more Areas," select "All Areas." For "4 Select one or more Data Elements," find and select "Job openings." For "5 Select one or more Size Classes," find and select "All size classes." For "6 Select Rate and/or Level," leave only "Level - In Thousands" checked. For "7 Select Seasonal Adjustment," leave only "Seasonally Adjusted" checked, then click "Get Data."

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Possible Answer Crowd Forecast Change in last 24 hours
Fewer than 6 million 0.00% +0.00%
Between 6 million and 7 million, inclusive 12.00% +1.00%
More than 7 million but fewer than 8 million 29.00% +0.00%
Between 8 million and 9 million, inclusive 39.00% -1.00%
More than 9 million but fewer than 10 million 15.00% -1.00%
Between 10 million and 11 million, inclusive 5.00% +1.00%
More than 11 million 0.00% +0.00%

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