US Job Openings Remain Flat in June

U.S. job openings were little changed at 5.2 million in June, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday.

Economists had expected job openings to hit 5.3 million in June, according to a consensus estimate from Thomson Reuters.

The job openings rate for June remained at 3.6 percent for the third month in a row. Openings decreased in nondurable goods manufacturing and were little changed in all four geographic regions of the country.

Hires came in at 5.2 million and separations were little changed at 4.9 million.

via CNBC

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

Senior Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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