Job Openings On the Rise

There are more available jobs now than there were 3 years ago, according to new labor data. Job openings in nearly every industry, including construction, hospitality and retail, have increased since 2009. But the national unemployment rate remains quite high, at 9 percent.

Data released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in Washington show there were 3.4 million job openings on the last business day of September. The number of job openings has increased 38 percent since the end of the recession in June 2009, the Labor Department says.

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