The number of unemployed American workers for every job opening fell in February to its lowest since late 2008, Reuters reported.

The U.S. Labor Department said the number of jobs waiting to be filled rose by 21,000 in February to 3.5 million. February's data showed that on average there were 3.66 unemployed workers available for every opening.

In mid-2009, the ratio was nearly 7-to-1.