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