U.S. job openings at record, almost matching unemployed workers

U.S. JOB OPENINGS surged to a record in March, putting vacancies roughly on par with the number of unemployed workers. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/GABBY JONES
U.S. JOB OPENINGS surged to a record in March, putting vacancies roughly on par with the number of unemployed workers. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/GABBY JONES
NEW YORK - United States job openings surged to a record in March, putting vacancies roughly on par with the number of unemployed workers, Labor Department data showed Tuesday. Highlights of job openings (March) Number of  positions waiting to be filled rose by 472,000 to 6.55 million (est. 6.1 million) from upwardly revised 6.08 million in…

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