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11 Mar 2021 | 15:13

Number of job openings in US rose slightly in January, survey finds

(Sharecast News) - Trends in the US jobs market were mixed at the start of 2021, with job-seekers apparently displaying a bit more caution, even as the companies advertised more new jobs, the results of a survey revealed. According to the Department of Labor's JOLTS survey, the number of jon opening in the US rose in December by a tenth of a percentage from the month before, to 4.6% or 6.917m jobs.

The number of new hires however dipped from 3.8% to 3.7%, as did the so-called 'quits rate' which measures voluntary separations, which fell from 2.4% to 2.3% or 3.311m Americans.

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