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Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Job openings increased 4.8% in March to the highest number in four years.

The Labor Department says employers advertised 3.74 million job openings in March. That's up from a revised 3.57 million in February. The March figure was the highest since July 2008, just before the financial crisis erupted that fall.
Still, more than 12.7 million people were unemployed in March. That means an average of 3.4 people competed for each open job. In a healthy job market, the ratio is usually around 2 to 1.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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