(Bloomberg) — U.S. job openings rebounded, reaching a record in December as the rate of those leaving jobs held steady, underscoring robust demand for workers.
The number of positions waiting to be filled rose by 169,000 to 7.34 million, from an upwardly revised 7.17 million in the prior month, according to the Labor Department’s Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, or JOLTS, released Tuesday.
The record number of open jobs shows employers are still struggling to find workers, with little reprieve in sight.
More job openings than unemployed Americans points to a strong labor market, boding well for worker pay.
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