U.S. job openings rise for third straight month to fresh record

THE NUMBER of  positions waiting to be filled in the United States increased by 59,000 to 7.14 million in August. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
THE NUMBER of  positions waiting to be filled in the United States increased by 59,000 to 7.14 million in August. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT
NEW YORK - United States job openings rose in August to a fresh record and the share of workers quitting their jobs held at the highest since 2001, underscoring signs of strength in the labor market that should help propel wages higher, Labor Department data showed Tuesday. Highlights of job openings (August) Number of  positions waiting to…

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