The number of US job openings in March rose 1.1% from February to 5.74 million, according to seasonally adjusted numbers released today by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The number of hires edged up only 0.2%.
The job openings rate — a measure of job openings compared with total employment — was unchanged at 3.8%.
The number of job openings was little changed for total private and edged up for government. Job openings increased in professional and business services, up 126,000; “other services,” up 55,000; and state and local government education, up 27,000. Job openings decreased by 43,000 in educational services and by 8,000 in mining and logging. The number of job openings was little changed in all four regions.
Source: Staffing Industry Analysts