U.S. Job Open­ings Fell to Six-Month Low in Novem­ber

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U.S. job open­ings un­ex­pect­edly fell in Novem­ber to a six-month low, though the level is still con­sis­tent with an im­prov­ing la­bor mar­ket, La­bor Depart­ment data showed Tues­day.

The num­ber of po­si­tions wait­ing to be filled dropped by 46,000 to 5.88 mil­lion (est. 6.03 mil­lion) from a down­wardly re­vised 5.93 mil­lion in Oc­to­ber.

The Job Open­ings and La­bor Turnover Sur­vey, or JOLTS, showed lay­offs were lit­tle changed at 1.69 mil­lion; 3.17 mil­lion Amer­i­cans quit their jobs, down from 3.19 mil­lion in Oc­to­ber; the quits rate held at 2.2%.

There were a record 6.18 mil­lion open­ings in Septem­ber.

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