U.S. employers post the most jobs in 4 years
ASSOCIATED PRESS August 7, 2012 1:24PM
FILE - In this June 13, 2012 file photo, job seekers wait in line at a job fair expo in Anaheim, Calif. U.S. employers posted the most job openings in four years in June, a positive sign that hiring may pick up. The increase comes after employers added the most jobs in five months in July. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
Updated: September 9, 2012 6:16AM
WASHINGTON — U.S. employers posted the most job openings in four years in June, a positive sign that hiring may pick up.
Job openings rose to a seasonally adjusted 3.8 million in June, up from 3.7 million in May, the Labor Department said Tuesday. That’s the most since July 2008. Layoffs fell.
The data follow Friday’s report that employers in July added the most jobs in five months. A rise in openings could signal better hiring in the coming months. AP