Manufacturing Job Openings
- Manufacturing job openings rose from 869,000 in August to 897,000 in September. These figures are not far from July’s record high (906,000), and job postings remain well above pre-pandemic levels. Job openings rose to an all-time high for durable goods firms and were not far from a record pace for nondurable goods businesses.
- Americans quit their jobs at a record pace for the second straight month in September, while businesses and other employers posted a near-record number of available jobs.
- The Labor Department said Friday that 4.4 million peoplequit their jobs that month, or about 3% of the nation’s workforce. That’s up from 4.3 million in August. There were 10.4 million job openings, down from 10.6 million in August, which was revised higher.
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