U.S. jobs opening data points to skills mismatch

April 7, 2015 4:06 PM

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U.S. jobs opening data points to skills mismatch

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. job openings surged to a 14-year high in February but a steady pace of hiring suggested employers are having trouble finding suitable workers, a trend that could put upward pressure of wage growth.

Job openings, a measure of labor demand, increased 168,000 to a seasonally adjusted 5.1 million, the Labor Department said in its monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey on Tuesday. That was the highest level since January 2001.

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