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Job Openings Hit Three-Year High

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 (UPI) — The U.S. Department of Labor said there were 3.4 million job openings on the last business day of December, a three-year high.

While job openings rose from November’s figure of 3.1 million, available jobs aren’t high by historic standards. In December 2007, as the recession began, there were 4.4 million job openings listed.

In the private sector there were 3 million job openings at the end of the month. The highest numbers came from professional and business services with 652,000 openings, followed by education and healthcare with 588,000 openings.

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    Hey, UPI! Would you care to BREAK DOWN those jobs? Are you talking about brain surgeons or Uncle Scam and McDonald’s? What is it about a news agency that doesn’t like to EXPLAIN things?
    Is UPI in bed with Uncle Scam? Is UPI an extension of ABC? Is UPI ever held accountable for its non-news stories?
    Hey, UPI! When you start to EXPLAIN things in greater detail, I might find a use for you. Until then, keep in touch, but keep your distance. You are to news what Obummer is to character. You have WAY too much in common with the Enquirer.

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