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Release Date

May 20, 2019

Census Bureau Releases 2019 Quarter 1 Job-to-Job Flows

Workers often build their careers through job-hopping. Job-to-job moves are a primary means by which workers move from lower-paying to better-paying employers, from dead-end jobs to new career ladders. Similarly, employers often seek experienced workers for jobs - workers who are often currently working at other firms. These flows of workers across employers, industries, and labor markets are subsequently quite large - about 1/2 of hires and separations in 2000 were job-to-job flows. Yet until now, they represented a gap in the set of available statistics on employment dynamics.

Job-to-Job Flows (J2J) is a beta release from the U.S. Census Bureau of new national statistics on job mobility in the United States. The data include new statistics on: (1) the job-to-job transition rate, (2) hires and separations to and from employment, and (3) characteristics of origin and destination jobs for job-to-job transitions. These statistics are available nationally and at the state level, by industry and worker characteristics.

On May 17, the Census Bureau completed the 2019 Quarter 1 release of J2J dataPlease see for release-specific data notices.

J2J data can be accessed via:

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Department of Education and American Association of Community Colleges to Host Three Convenings Designed to Help Rural Schools Identify, Plan and Design Projects for Federal Grant Applications

An advisory from the Department of Education:

This summer the U.S. Department of Education and the American Association of Community Colleges will be cohosting three convenings designed to help rural community colleges identify, plan, and design projects for federal grant applications. We’re calling them Rural Community College Grant Application Convenings.  Activities will include facilitated workshops and information from federal agencies with upcoming grant opportunities. We will host the convenings (each of which will offer the same content) on the dates and locations below. Each registration link has information about local hotels that may be contacted directly if you need overnight accommodations near the convening:

Please send any questions or comments to Erin Berg, community college program specialist, or 202-245-6792.

Updated: May 22, 2019