U.S. Job Openings Held at Record Level Headed Into Summer

Wall Street Journal, July 7, 2021–Bryan Mena
The Labor Department on Wednesday said job openings rose at the end of May by 16,000, pushing the total to a new high of 9.2 million jobs in records dating back to 2000. The number of available jobs nearly matched the 9.3 million Americans who were unemployed but actively seeking jobs in May, reflecting an unusual tightness in the job market.