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U.S. Job Openings Rise to Record, Underscore Hiring Difficulties

  • Vacancies climb to 9.21 million after downward April revision
  • Voluntary job leavers decrease, while remaining elevated
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U.S. Job Openings Reach Record High 9.2 Million in May
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U.S. job openings rose to a fresh record high in May, underscoring persistent hiring difficulties and reflecting more vacancies in the health care, education and hospitality industries.

The number of available positions climbed to 9.21 million during the month from a downwardly revised 9.19 million in April, the Labor Department’s Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, or JOLTS, showed Wednesday.