-Scheduled (P) : Job is defined but not eligible to get started
-Released (S): Job is defined and eligible to get started. As soon as start date requirements are met job will get started
-Ready (Y) : Job is about to start. Runtime system is preparing job for 'lift off'
-Active (R) : Job is running. Steps get processed sequentially
-Finished (F) : Job has finished without any problems
-Cancelled/Aborted (A) : Job has 'crashed'
-Released/susp. (Z) : special status during an Upgrade -- jobs should not run during an Upgrade
The letter in () above stands for the status value which stored in database.