Changing Workforce

Propelled in part by manufacturing, U.S. job openings climb to record 6.9 million

By Marketwatch

Sep 11, 2018

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The number of job openings in the U.S. climbed to a record 6.94 million in July in a clear sign that a booming economy is entering the second half of the year with a big dollop of momentum.

Job openings increased the most in insurance, finance and manufacturing.

The quits rate was 2.4% among all workers — also near a record high. More people switch when they are confident about the economy.

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