Riding the roller coaster: Job openings down for July, up over the last year
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 4:13 PM
Job openings at U.S. workplaces fell to 3.69 million in July -- the lowest level since January -- from 3.87 million in June, the U.S. Department of Labor said today, MarketWatch reported. Compared with the same period last year, July's job openings rose 5.4 percent, as private openings increased 5.3 percent to 3.28 million, and government openings increased to 405,000 from 380,000. With about 11.51 million unemployed people in July, there were about 3.1 potential job seekers per opening, slightly up from three per opening in June. In July 2012, there were about 12.7 million unemployed people, or about 3.6 potential seekers per opening.