Job Openings Increase Slightly, Still 3.5 Unemployed Workers For Every Available Job

The latest data from the Labor Department shows that there were 3.6 million job openings in the U.S. in May, up slightly from the 3.4 million in April. Job openings have increased 18 percent over last year. As Marketwatch noted, “With about 12.72 million unemployed people in May, there were about 3.5 potential job seekers for each opening, down from 3.6 in April.”