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CORRECTED-U.S. job openings rise to 6.917 million in Jan

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(Corrects to show benchmark revisions) March 11 (Reuters) - U.S. Labor Department report of job openings and labor turnover, seasonally adjusted. Rates (percent) Jan 2021 Dec 2020 Nov 2020 Oct 2020 Sept 2020 Jan 2020 Job openings (1) 4.6 4.5 4.5 4.6 4.5 4.5 Hires (2) 3.7 3.8 (r) 4.2 4.2 4.2 3.9 Separations (3) 3.7 3.9 (r) 4.0 3.8 3.7 3.8 Quits (4) 2.3 2.4 (r) 2.3 2.4 2.3 2.3 Layoffs and discharges 1.2 1.3 1.5 1.2 1.1 1.2 Levels in thousands Jan 2021 Dec 2020 Nov 2020 Oct 2020 Sept 2020 Jan 2020 Job openings (1) 6,917 6,752 (r) 6,766 6,873 6,611 7,154 Hires (2) 5,301 5,411 (r) 6,019 6,035 5,932 5,974 Separations (3) 5,307 5,582 (r) 5,744 5,427 5,235 5,714 Quits (4) 3,311 3,407 (r) 3,296 3,352 3,307 3,568 Layoffs and discharges 1,687 1,823 (r) 2,123 1,728 1,555 1,788 NOTE: The March 11 report incorporates annual benchmark revisions, resulting in changes to previously published data. (r) Revised (1)Job openings reflect the number of openings on the last business day of the month. The rate is as a percent of total employment plus job openings. (2)Hires are the number of hires during the entire month. The rate is as a percent of total employment. (3)Separations are the number of quits, layoffs, discharges and other separations during the entire month. The rate is as a percent of total employment. (4)Quits are the number of quits in the entire month. The rate is a percent of total employment. (Reporting By Melissa Bland)