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Employers post record job openings in March

A restaurant in Schaumburg, Ill. Associated Press/Photo by Nam Y. Huh

Employers post record job openings in March

U.S. employers are now posting two job openings for every person who is unemployed. The Bureau of Labor Statistics released data Tuesday that showed a record 11.5 million new job openings in March. At the same time, a record 4.5 million Americans quit their jobs.

Why are so many people quitting? It’s a sign that workers are confident they can find better pay or working conditions elsewhere. Employers have added an average of more than 540,000 jobs a month for the past year. The Labor Department is expected to report Friday an unprecedented 12th straight month that new hires have topped 400,000.

Dig deeper: Listen to Nick Eicher and David Bahnsen discuss the latest economic indicators on The World and Everything in It podcast.

Kent Covington

Kent is a reporter and news anchor for WORLD Radio. He spent nearly two decades in Christian and news/talk radio before joining WORLD in 2012. He resides in Atlanta, Ga.


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