Virginia decreases worker discharges and layoffs

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey found that Virginia was among the the states with the largest decreases in worker discharges and layoffs for the month of June.

Virginia saw an increase in 12,000 job openings at 324,000 but lower than the peak of 340,000 in March.

Virginia’s number of hires increased by 3000, which is a 3.6% increase over the year and 20% higher than 5 years ago.

114,000 workers quit their jobs during the month, which is an increase from last month but lower than the record breaking December, which saw 131,000 workers quit.

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