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More Evidence Employers Are Struggling to Fill the U.S. Job Void

Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

Anecdotes from business leaders across the U.S. confirm what labor data have been suggesting for some time: Employers are struggling to fill a surge in job openings.

U.S. job vacancies rose to a record high in July, at 5.87 million, according to a Labor Department report released Wednesday. A range of industries – from professional and business services to construction and retail trade – saw big increases in available slots.  Meanwhile, employers hired at a steady pace.