Job openings stayed at record high of 9.2 million in May

Job openings held at a record high of 9.2 million in May while resignations dropped slightly from a historic peak, according to data released Wednesday by the Labor Department.Quits fell to 3.6 million from a record high of 3.9 million in April, but remained well above levels seen earlier in the year.“It’s a job seeker’s market as worker demand remains at record highs,” said Daniel Zhao, senior economist at Glassdoor, in a Wednesday analysis.“While no longer at record levels, the high level of quits means workers are still confident enough to leave their jobs for a new one,” Zhao said.While the U.S. is 6.8 million jobs down from February 2020, millions of Americans who lost their jobs have yet to take to offers or even begin looking for jobs.

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