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U.S. Job Openings Decreased in November to Almost Two-Year Low

Inside A Job News USA Career Fair As U.S. Jobless Claims Decline
Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

U.S. job openings fell in November to the lowest level in almost two years, indicating more employers see headcounts sufficient enough to meet demand.

The number of positions waiting to be filled decreased by 561,000 to 6.8 million, the lowest since February 2018, according to the Labor Department’s Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, or JOLTS, released Friday. Openings have steadily declined since a 2018 peak of 7.63 million.