US job vacancies rise solidly in February By Reuters

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – US job openings rose more than expected in February, while hiring improved as strengthening domestic demand amid a surge in vaccines and additional fiscal stimulus fuels need. of more workers by companies. Vacancies, a measure of labor demand, rose from 268,000 to 7.4 million on the last day of February, the Labor Department said Tuesday in its Monthly Vacancy and Job Rotation Survey, or JOLTS report, on Tuesday. Hiring increased from 273,000 to 5.7 million. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast that job openings would rise to 6.995 million in February. The report followed news on Friday that the economy added 916,000 jobs in March, the most in seven months.

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