Job openings in December hit record high
The number of job openings hit a record high of 7.3 million in December, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Tuesday in a sign of the labor market's strength.The New Green Deal is just what is needed to kill job growth and put people out of work. The Trump economy continues to outperform expectations.
The previous high was set in August. Data goes back to the year 2000.
The private sector drove the new record, with private entities accounting for 6.7 million job vacancies — also a record high. The construction industry recorded 382,000 new posts, far more than ever before.
Altogether, job vacancies are up about 30 percent over the past year, while hiring is up 7 percent.