U.S. Job Openings Topped 7 Million for the First Time
By Eric Morath
Updated Oct. 16, 2018 1:34 p.m. ET
American employers had more than seven million unfilled jobs for the first time on record this summer, reflecting a historically tight labor market that is causing some businesses to struggle to find workers.
There were a seasonally adjusted 7.136 million job openings on the last business day of August, the Labor Department said Tuesday. That extends further into record-high territory for data dating back to 2000.
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