Job Openings Climb to Highest Level in 14 Years, But Hiring Declines

April 7, 2015 3:15 PM

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Job Openings Climb to Highest Level in 14 Years, But Hiring Declines

The number of job openings in the U.S. climbed to the highest level in 14 years, surpassing five million for the first time since January 2001. But the number of Americans actually getting hired for jobs fell for the second consecutive month, as did the number of people who voluntarily quit.

Job openings climbed to 5.13 million in February, up from 4.97 million in January and from 4.88 million in December. But the number of Americans actually hired to fill jobs declined—falling to 4.9 million in February, down from five million in January and 5.2 million in December, according to the L...

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