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U.S. Manufacturing Job Opening, Hires Rates Down In March

A report by the U.S. Dept of Labor shows the manufacturing job opening rate of 2.2 percent is down for March, but nondurable goods manufacturing has seen its job opening rate increase over the year.

According to a report by the U.S. Dept of Labor, there were 4.2 million total job openings in the U.S. at the end of March and the total job openings rate was 2.9 percent.
 
The job openings and hires rates were both unchanged, the Labor Dept. said. The hires rate for March was 3.5 percent.
 
The industries with the highest job openings rate include: accommodations and food services with 4.1 percent; professional and business services with 4.1 percent; and education and health services with 3.6 percent.
 
The rate has increased over the year in nondurable goods manufacturing, wholesale trade and information.
 
The job openings rate for manufacturing overall was 2.2 percent. The rate for hires was 2.3 percent, both inching down from February’s 2.3 and 2.6.
 
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