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Job openings at 14-year high: 5.1 million jobs, the most since January 2001.

backwater

Posted 5:49 pm, 04/07/2015

Jobs report was 126,000 last month. Predicted 248,000 new hires.

pdtw

Posted 5:39 pm, 04/07/2015

Most job openings around here are minimum wage or not much more. Add no benefits to that. Anyone tried living on that lately? Sad world we live in!

backwater

Posted 5:23 pm, 04/07/2015

The 93 million folks that just quit looking for jobs should all snap these jobs up quickly. 1 st time in US History more than 93 million unemployed.

Jr88

Posted 5:19 pm, 04/07/2015

All these jobs that are being created. I would sure like to know where their at. If you run the roads day and night trying to work three part time jobs trying to make it look like a full time job, that's still just 3 jobs for one person.

decsurvey

Posted 5:15 pm, 04/07/2015

Any of those jobs pay a living wage?

CanesFan

Posted 5:02 pm, 04/07/2015

Luckily they are all part time so everyone can work 2 or 3 jobs

CanesFan

Posted 5:01 pm, 04/07/2015

How are we ever going to be able to fill all those minimum wage jobs that Obama has created?

youlie

Posted 4:58 pm, 04/07/2015

Good news after 8 years of doom and gloom with Opie in the White House. Let's pray that we never have another repubican President

smb7777

Posted 4:48 pm, 04/07/2015

Actually, wages have grown at an anemic rate for the past three decades. But who's counting......

"A growing number of openings combined with a patient workforce waiting for better salaries could help boost wages, which have risen at an anemic pace during the recovery."

eat at moes

Posted 4:04 pm, 04/07/2015

http://thehill.com/policy/f...-year-high

Job openings blazed to a 14-year high in February, a signal that businesses might pick up the hiring pace after a winter slowdown.

Businesses listed more than 5.1 million jobs, up 168,000 from January and the most since January 2001, the Labor Department's monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) showed Tuesday.

Although hiring slowed, layoffs dropped sharply, providing some evidence that businesses might have temporarily put the brakes on filling their openings because of the cold winter.

"The report generally corroborates that story, the recovery hasn't stalled, but it isn't doing much better than simply chugging along," said Elise Gould, chief economist with the left-leaning Economic Policy Institute, in a blog post.

Hirings slipped to 4.92 million from 4.99 million, but maintained a 3.5 percent rate.

Meanwhile, layoffs fell 7.6 percent to about 1.6 million, the lowest level since November 2013, according to the report, which gives a broader look at the labor market with openings, hirings and firings.

Economists expect hiring will rebound after the setback this winter, although job gains may not match the torrid pace of last year.

A growing number of openings combined with a patient workforce waiting for better salaries could help boost wages, which have risen at an anemic pace during the recovery.

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