The government’s latest tally of unfilled positions found that the number of job openings hit another record level in July, as employers continued to scramble to find qualified workers.
The surge in unfilled openings means there is roughly one jobless worker for each job posting, down from seven workers per opening during the depths of the Great Recession.
In a separate survey released Tuesday, by the National Federation of Independent Businesses, owners of small companies report that job vacancies are as hard to fill as they’ve been in 16 years.
The tight labor market is being felt across a wide range of industries, from health care to leisure and hospitality.
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