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U.S. job openings in June hit 13-year-plus high

By The Associated Press

This article was published August 12, 2014 at 10:37 a.m.

WASHINGTON — U.S. employers in June advertised the most monthly job openings in more than 13 years.

Employers posted 4.67 million jobs in June, up 2.1 percent from May's total of 4.58 million, the Labor Department reported Tuesday. The number of advertised openings was the highest since February 2001, a positive sign that points to a strengthening economy.

The report "provides further confirmation that the U.S. labor market has indeed shifted to a period of stronger growth," said Jeremy Schwartz, an analyst at the bank Credit Suisse.

Read Wednesday’s Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.

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KCSAP says... August 12, 2014 at 1:29 p.m.

Here we go again, next thing you know they will say that this is the summer of recovery. Oh wait, that was 4 years ago.

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carpenterretired says... August 12, 2014 at 2:28 p.m.

GOP has worked hard to prevent recovery and keep unemployment high but it looks like they have failed again.

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DontDrinkDatKoolAid says... August 12, 2014 at 2:43 p.m.

Just wait for Obama Care kicking in at full burner.
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Packman says... August 12, 2014 at 3:41 p.m.

Thank God for sequestration and low interest rates!

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Reason says... August 12, 2014 at 3:46 p.m.

Check your facts! The Washington Post gave the republicans 3 Pinocchios for claiming Obamacare cost jobs.
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What the CBO said was because of Obamacare some people may "choose" not to work full time or simply decide not to work. In other words, the "2 million" means 2 million fewer people looking for work.
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washingtonpost. com/blogs/fact-checker/wp/2014/02/04/no-cbo-did-not-say-obamacare-will-kill-2-million-jobs/
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factcheck. org/2014/02/lost-jobs-from-obamacare/
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politifact. com/florida/statements/2014/mar/25/rick-scott/cbo-report-describes-obamacare-jobs-killer-rick-sc/

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ThinkFree says... August 12, 2014 at 3:54 p.m.

From the Washington Post - LOL

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nwar says... August 12, 2014 at 5:45 p.m.

The economy is recovering quite nicely for people like me and Po, I guess. My 401k is at all time highs, yippee! Although the few CD I have left are the most pitiful things in the world. Even the Democrats have to admit that the economy is not working for many Americans. The capitalist and financial service vermin in this country are working overtime to kill the middle class standard of living -- and they are winning. The GOP aid and abet them and the dems stand there and get rolled like a bunch of wimps. I guess I should not care, since I'm doing so good. But I do care about this country and we are turning into a gruesomely armed banana republic.

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Reason says... August 12, 2014 at 5:51 p.m.

Rightwing source: Forbes opinion section Chris Conover, Contributor.

Really? ROTFL
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Forbes states, "Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own."

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NoUserName says... August 12, 2014 at 8:05 p.m.

I'm not sure I think 2 million people deciding not to work is such a good thing...but what do I know.

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