8-Dec-2010 12:42 PM

US job openings increase

US Labour Department stated (08-Dec-2010) the rate of job openings increased 2.5% in Oct-2010 from 2.3% in Sep-2010. The number of positions waiting to be filled increased by 351,000 to 3.4 million, the most since Aug-2008. Excluding a drop among government agencies, the 369,000 increase in openings at companies was the largest in four years.