U.S.jobs decrease most in 4 years

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Job openings in the U.S. decreased in April by the most in almost four years, the latest sign that the labor market is cooling.

The number of open positions dropped by 325,000, the biggest decline since September 2008, to 3.42 million from 3.74 million the prior month, the Labor Department said today in Washington. Hiring slowed from the prior month and firings climbed.

The decrease in openings coincides with the slowdown in hiring seen in April and May, signaling employers are pulling back as the economy cools. The number of jobs available is down from an average 4.46 million in the two years before the recession began, showing the labor market continues to struggle.

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+1 #1 RogerGuest 2012-06-19 18:11:20
Thought you might be interested in this. The economy is not improving!
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