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DHI-DFH Mean Vacancy Duration Measure (DISCONTINUED) (DHIDFHMVDM)


Apr 2018: 31.08465 (+ more)   Updated: Jun 11, 2018
Apr 2018:  31.08465  
Mar 2018:  30.26130  
Feb 2018:  28.98883  
Jan 2018:  27.89800  
Dec 2017:  27.22221  
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Working Days,
Not Seasonally Adjusted




Source: DHI Group, Inc.

Release: DHI Hiring Indicators  

Units:  Working Days, Not Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:  Monthly


Monthly updates of the DHI Hiring Indicators have been discontinue by the source.

The DHI-DFH Vacancy Duration Measure quantifies the average number of working days taken to fill vacant job positions. It supplements other measures often used to assess the tightness of labor market conditions such as the ratio of vacant jobs to unemployed workers. The construction of the measure follows the method developed by Steven J. Davis, R. Jason Faberman and John Haltiwanger (DFH) in The Establishment-Level Behavior of Vacancies and Hiring, published in the May 2013 issue of the Quarterly Journal of Economics.

Working days are defined as Mondays through Saturdays, excluding major national holidays.

Reproduced with permisson of DHI Group, Inc. and Dr. Steven J. Davis. Copyright, 2017 DHI Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

Suggested Citation:

DHI Group, Inc., DHI-DFH Mean Vacancy Duration Measure (DISCONTINUED) [DHIDFHMVDM], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/DHIDFHMVDM, March 5, 2024.


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