Mar
23

Lousy Job Market

Latest job data for Jan showed job openings dropped 161K after a 45K decline in Dec and are at lowest level since 7/09. New hires also fell 193K and are down in 6 of last 7 months. The fact layoffs fell 158K in Jan offers little consolation but explains why jobless claims have been trending down much faster than employment growth has been rising.

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