U.S. job openings increase to five-month high as labor market stays tight

on Feb 03, 2023 12:14:AM

WASHINGTON, Feb 1 (Reuters) – U.S. job openings unexpectedly rose in December, showing demand for labor remains strong despite higher interest rates and mounting fears of a recession, which could keep the Federal Reserve on its policy tightening path. There were 1.9 job openings for every unemployed person in December, the Labor Department’s monthly Job […]