U.S. job openings rise less than expected in September 


The number of job openings in the U.S. rose less than expected in September, but remained in territory consistent with an improving labor market as employers actively seek workers, official data showed on Tuesday.

In a report, the U.S. Labor Department said that the number of job openings, excluding the farming industry, increased to 5.486 million in September from 5.453 million a month earlier, which was revised from the original reading of 5.443 million.

Analysts had expected the number of job openings to rise to 5.508 million.

The report has garnered more attention, as Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen often cites the survey when assessing the state of the labor market.

Source: U.S. job openings rise less than expected in September By Investing.com


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