The number of U.S. job openings hit a 14-year high in November, a new Labor Department report shows. That month, 142,000 new openings were recorded, bringing the total to 4.97 million. It's a level the country hadn't seen since January 2001.
"The labor market is in fine shape," Brian Jones, a senior U.S. economist at Societe Generale in New York, told Bloomberg News. "There is an increase in openings. Confidence is rising."
Check out the full Labor Department report here.
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