The number of unfilled jobs in the U.S. fell in November to the lowest level since June, though openings still exceeded unemployed Americans.
There were a seasonally adjusted 6.89 million job openings on the last business day of November, the Labor Department said Tuesday. That was down from a revised 7.13 million at the end October. Openings remain near a historical peak, but have edged lower since touching a record high of 7.29 million in August.
In November, openings exceeded the unemployedâ€”people without a job but actively seeking workâ€”by 870,000. Before March of this year, job openings had never exceeded unemployed workers in more than 17 years of monthly records. But the gap narrowed in November from more than 1 million in recent months.View Article