US job openings rise to seven-month high in February
Tuesday, April 11, 2017, 9:14 PM
US job openings rose to a seven-month high in February while the pace of hiring slipped, pointing to a growing skills mismatch and a further tightening of labor market conditions. Job openings, a measure of labor demand, increased 118,000 to a seasonally adjusted 5.7 million, the Labor Department said. That was the highest level since July and lifted the jobs openings rate to 3.8%.