According to the BLS’s Job Openings and labour Turnover report (aka JOLTs), job openings were largely unchanged from October at 3.2 million, though have increased 6.6% from a year ago and 30% since June 2009.
This data point doesn’t get much fanfare.
But there was a weird figure that caught our eye: government job openings increased 4.6% year-over-year, with state and local government job openings jumping 21%. Hiring figures were also up for the category.
What ever happened to those cuts in government spending everyone was talking about?