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Job vacancies and job vacancy rate level off in October

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Infographic description

The title of the infographic is "Job vacancies and job vacancy rate level off in October"

This is a linear and bar combination chart.

The vertical axis on the left shows the number of job vacancies and number of payroll employment in thousands, by increments of 500,000. It starts at 13,500,000 and ends at 18,000,000.

The vertical axis on the right shows the job vacancy rate by percentage, by increments of 1 percentage point. It starts at 0.0 and ends at 6.0.

The horizontal axis shows each month from January 2019 to October 2023.

The dark red bar represents the number of job vacancies (in thousands) in the last 58 months, with 551,300 in January 2019, 545,300 in February 2019, 547,500 in March 2019, 555,000 in April 2019, 555,400 in May 2019, 535,600 in June 2019, 532,500 in July 2019, 530,100 in August 2019, 515,600 in September 2019, 527,000 in October 2019, 517,200 in November 2019, 522,700 in December 2019, 589,000 in January 2020, 579,400 in February 2020, 533,000 in March 2020, April 2020 to September 2020 omitted because data were not collected during this phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, 573,600 in October 2020, 567,600 in November 2020, 572,800 in December 2020, 572,600 in January 2021, 619,200 in February 2021, 643,900 in March 2021, 653,000 in April 2021, 673,400 in May 2021, 765,000 in June 2021, 808,100 in July 2021, 874,400 in August 2021, 912,100 in September 2021, 919,800 in October 2021, 910,600 in November 2021, 978,600 in December 2021, 938,200 in January 2022, 921,400 in February 2022, 990,000 in March 2022, 993,600 in April 2022, 1,003,200 in May 2022, 984,200 in June 2022, 975,000 in July 2022, 923,200 in August 2022, 911,900 in September 2022, 885,800 in October 2022, 872,600 in November 2022, 846,500 in December 2022, 864,100 in January 2023, 835,100 in February 2023, 800,500 in March 2023, 803,000 in April 2023, 774,900 in May 2023, 739,200 in June 2023, 715,700 in July 2023, 686,400 in August 2023, 636,100 in September 2023, and 633,400 in October 2023.

The blue bar represents the payroll employment (in thousands) in the last 58 months, with 16,069,900 in January 2019, 16,147,300 in February 2019, 16,183,400 in March 2019, 16,171,900 in April 2019, 16,176,000 in May 2019, 16,239,500 in June 2019, 16,226,600 in July 2019, 16,267,700 in August 2019, 16,296,000 in September 2019, 16,293,900 in October 2019, 16,307,800 in November 2019, 16,330,700 in December 2019, 16,330,600 in January 2020, 16,400,600 in February 2020, 16,364,100 in March 2020, April 2020 to September 2020 omitted because data were not collected during this phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, 15,045,800 in October 2020, 15,227,000 in November 2020, 15,200,200 in December 2020, 15,255,400 in January 2021, 15,171,100 in February 2021, 15,240,900 in March 2021, 15,417,400 in April 2021, 15,540,600 in May 2021, 15,340,600 in June 2021, 15,517,900 in July 2021, 15,811,600 in August 2021, 15,927,900 in September 2021, 16,006,800 in October 2021, 16,118,600 in November 2021, 16,193,500 in December 2021, 16,291,400 in January 2022, 16,333,300 in February 2022, 16,454,700 in March 2022, 16,506,300 in April 2022, 16,606,600 in May 2022, 16,641,200 in June 2022, 16,718,300 in July 2022, 16,730,700 in August 2022, 16,746,800 in September 2022, 16,840,300 in October 2022, 16,844,300 in November 2022, 16,908,700 in December 2022, 16,976,500 in January 2023, 17,032,900 in February 2023, 17,094,500 in March 2023, 17,069,300 in April 2023, 17,081,800 in May 2023, 17,150,000 in June 2023, 17,171,000 in July 2023, 17,140,600 in August 2023, 17,149,200 in September 2023, and 17,174,100 in October 2023.

The black line represents the job vacancy rate (in percentage) in the last 58 months, with 3.3% from January 2019 to May 2019, 3.2% from June 2019 to August 2019, 3.1% from September 2019 to December 2019, 3.5% in January 2020, 3.4% in February 2020, 3.2% in March 2020, April 2020 to September 2020 omitted because data were not collected during this phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, 3.7% in October 2020, 3.6% from November 2020 to January 2021, 3.9% in February 2021, 4.1% in March 2021 and April 2021, 4.2% in May 2021, 4.8% in June 2021, 4.9% in July 2021, 5.2% in August 2021, 5.4% in September 2021 and October 2021, 5.3% in November 2021, 5.7% in December 2021, 5.4% in January 2022, 5.3% in February 2022, 5.7% from March 2022 to May 2022, 5.6% in June 2022, 5.5% in July 2022, 5.2% in August 2022 and September 2022, 5.0% in October 2022, 4.9% in November 2022, 4.8% in December 2022 and January 2023, 4.7% in February 2023, 4.5% in March 2023 and April 2023, 4.3% in May 2023, 4.1% in June 2023, 4.0% in July 2023, 3.9% in August 2023, and 3.6% in September 2023 and October 2023.

Note(s): Total labour demand is equal to the sum of payroll employment and job vacancies. Job Vacancy and Wage Survey data collection was suspended from April 2020 to September 2020. Therefore, data for these reference periods are not available. Data are seasonally adjusted.

Source(s): Job Vacancy and Wage Survey (5217), table 14-10-0406-01.

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