Employers Posted More Job Openings In February

By: AP
By: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Employers posted slightly more job openings and stepped up overall hiring in February. The figures suggest that modest job gains may continue in the coming months.

The Labor Department says employers posted 3.5 million job openings in February, up slightly from a revised 3.48 million in January. Job openings reached a three-year high of 3.54 million in December.

The data come after a disappointing jobs report last week. Employers added only 120,000 jobs in March, about half the average that were added in the previous three months.

The unemployment rate fell to 8.2 percent, though that was mostly because people gave looking for work.

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  • by Bob Location: Colo Sprgs on Apr 10, 2012 at 10:50 AM
    Although it is positive to hear more jobs are beginning to appear throughout the nation, unemployment figures are really double what the Dept. of Labor publishes. Stock market sparking a small fluctuating recovery; fuel costs slowly rising; hosing market crippled but stable; crime is on the rise; taken as a whole our state of affairs is not really any better than before.
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