Manufacturing Job Openings
- There were a record 1,009,000 job openings in manufacturing in October, up from 948,000 in September. It was the seventh straight month with postings that have exceeded 800,000, averaging 899,000 over that time frame. In October, both durable and nondurable goods firms also experienced record paces of job openings.
- Nonfarm business job openings increased from 10,602,000 in September to 11,033,000 in October, which was not far from the record level in July (11,098,000). For every 100 job openings, there were just 67 unemployed workers in the U.S. economy to potentially fill them.
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