U.S. job openings hit record 9.2 million, but businesses can’t find enough workers to fill them

Job openings had fallen to as low as 4.6 million last year after the coronavirus pandemic briefly shut down much of the economy.A record 4 million people quit two months ago — most to take a better or better-paying job.Key details: Job openings increased in May mainly in government and education, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Wednesday.One big caveat: While there’s almost as many job openings now as there are unemployed people, the jobs aren’t always where unemployment is highest.Some 3.6 million quit in May, down from a record 4 million in April.

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