The U.S. Department of Labor reports that last May there were 5.4 million open positions, more than ever before. Although still considerably smaller than the 8.3 million who are unemployed, the ratio of open positions to unemployed persons is close to what it was before the Great Recession, according to WSJ.
This lends further weight to the argument that the job market really is beginning to tighten, despite the large drop in the size of the labor force and the number of workers who are in part-time jobs but would prefer full-time jobs. It is a good time to be on the market!
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