"The number of job openings reached a series high of 7.3 million on the last business day of December," the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Tuesday.
Key takeaways from the press release
- The job openings rate was 4.7 percent.
- The number of job openings edged up for total private (+198,000) and was little changed for government.
- Over the month, hires and separations were little changed at 5.9 million and 5.5 million, respectively.
- The number of hires was little changed at 5.9 million in December. The hires rate was 3.9 percent.
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