A combination of both new jobs and replacement jobs constitutes total openings. The annual openings figure is derived by dividing total openings by the number of years in the user’s selected timeframe. For example, an occupation showing 130 openings between 2016 and 2026 would result in an annual openings figure of 13.
For more information on how Openings is calculated, see this article.
Source: Emsi’s proprietary employment data, combined with occupation-specific percentages from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Projections program.