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Job Openings in U.S. Increased in April to Record 6.7 Million

Sho Chandra

U.S. job openings unexpectedly rose to a fresh record in April and further exceeded the number of unemployed workers, Labor Department data showed Tuesday.

The number of positions waiting to be filled increased by 65,000 to 6.7 million, according to the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, or JOLTS. Analysts had forecast 6.35 million openings, and the prior month’s reading was revised up to 6.63 million from 6.55 million.

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