The US now has more job openings than people looking for work

The Hill:
There are now more job vacancies than unemployed workers to fill them in the U.S. for the first time since 2000.

Data released on Tuesday by the Labor Department showed a record 6.7 million job openings in the U.S. in April, a slight increase from 6.63 million in March.

The data also showed just 6.35 million workers categorized as unemployed, down from 6.59 million in March.

“Never before have we had an economy where the number of open jobs exceeds the number of job seekers,” Labor Secretary Alexander Acostasaid, according to the Los Angeles Times. “This administration is committed to ensuring that all Americans have the necessary skills to access good, family-sustaining jobs.”

The manufacturing of long-lasting durable goods, including airplanes and machinery, saw some of the biggest increases in job vacancies in April, in addition to the information sector.

The business-services industry saw more openings than any other industry, with 1.3 million in April. And the health care and social services industry came just behind, with 1.2 million openings combined in April.
Democrats are having to be creative to criticize the jobs reports.  I think the administration needs to focus on getting those who have given up looking for a job during the Democrat recession to rejoin the labor force to fill these jobs.


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