U.S. job openings hit record in July as quits rate rises to 17-year high

THE AMERICAN QUIT RATE in July was the highest it has been since 2001. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
THE AMERICAN QUIT RATE in July was the highest it has been since 2001. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
NEW YORK - United States job openings rose in July to a fresh record and the biggest share of workers since 2001 quit their positions, adding to signs of labor-market strength that may push wages higher, Labor Department data showed Tuesday. Highlights of job openings (July) Number of  positions waiting to be filled increased by 117,000 to…
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