U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (07/10/12)
There were 3.6 million job openings on the last business day of May, little changed from 3.4 million in April, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on July 10. The 3.3% hires rate and 3.3% separations rate were essentially unchanged in May. Job openings increased for manufacturing and state and local government. The hires rate declined over the year in construction but rose in transportation, warehousing, and utilities, and in federal government.