Job openings raised to record high

 

Accommodation and food services (+349,000), other services (+115,000) and durable goods manufacturing (+78,800) have the largest number of vacancies.

For many reasons, Americans have been slow to return to work after the pandemic, so the number of job vacancies hit a record high. Economists say fears of infection, lack of available childcare services and supplementary unemployment benefits are contributing factors.

There was little change in the number of recruits in April, at 6.1 million.

The total number of departures, including departures, layoffs and departures, increased by 324,000 to 5.8 million. The resignation rate reached a record 2.7%, as record vacancies provided workers with opportunities to switch to new opportunities. At the same time, the layoffs and discharge rate hit a record low of 1%.

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