DHI-DFH Measure of National Mean Vacancy Duration
January 2001 to November 2016

The duration measure reflects the vacancy concept in the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS).  Specifically, a job opening gets “filled” according to JOLTS when a job offer for the open position is accepted.  So the DHI-DFH vacancy duration statistics refer to the average length of time required to fill open positions.  Typically, there is also a lag between the fill date and the new hire's start date on the new job.

Recruiting Intensity Per Vacancy
January 2001 to November 2016

The DHI-DFH Recruiting Intensity Index, plotted in the above chart, was unchanged at 1.01 in November.

National Labor Market Slackness
January 2012- November 2016

The above chart displays measures of labor market slack in the United States.