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Want a New Job? Game These Seasonal Trends in the U.S.

If your 2016 resolution is to find new work, we have some tips for you
An attendee, right, speaks with a job recruiter at the San Jose Career Fair in San Jose, Calif., on Nov. 10.

An attendee, right, speaks with a job recruiter at the San Jose Career Fair in San Jose, Calif., on Nov. 10.

Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg
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If you're looking for a job this month, our condolences.

You're facing a market that boasts the fewest openings of any month of the year, based on U.S. Labor Department data from the last decade, unadjusted for seasonal fluctuations. Looking under the hood of labor data can give that and other insights about timing a job search: April sees the most job openings all year, for instance, and the spring in general is prime time for hiring.