U.S. JOB OPENINGS DECLINE IN FEB. FROM RECORD LEVEL
U.S. businesses posted fewer open jobs in February than they did a month earlier, when openings reached a record level, the U.S. Department of Labor said Friday. Openings fell 2.8% to 6.05 million, down from 6.23 million in January, the most on record dating to 2001. Layoffs dropped a steep 7.7%, to 1.65 million, according to the government report. The U.S. now has 1.08 unemployed people, on average, for every available job. When the Great Recession ended, there were 6.7 people out of work for every opening.