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US Job Openings Slipped in May, But Hiring Increased

Posted: Jul 11, 2017 10:25 AM Updated:
This Tuesday, May 30, 2017, photo shows a sign in the parking lot of a Walmart announcing that the store is hiring. On Tuesday, July 11, 2017, the Labor Department reports on job openings and labor turnover for May. (Photo: AP) This Tuesday, May 30, 2017, photo shows a sign in the parking lot of a Walmart announcing that the store is hiring. On Tuesday, July 11, 2017, the Labor Department reports on job openings and labor turnover for May. (Photo: AP)

WASHINGTON (AP)- U.S. employers posted fewer job openings in May. But hiring picked up and more people are quitting their jobs - both positive signs for the economy.

Job openings fell 5 percent in May to 5.7 million. The setback occurred after advertised job postings nearly reached 6 million in April, a figure that has been revised downward from the initial report. Meanwhile, hiring climbed 8.5 percent to just under 5.5 million.

The data is a sign the economy at 4.4 percent unemployment is nearing "full employment," when nearly all those who want a job have one and the unemployment rate mostly reflects the temporary churn of people who are temporarily out of work. Typically, when unemployment falls that low, companies are forced to offer more pay, but that hasn't yet happened.

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