Job Openings Rose In June, Though Levels Are Low

Job Openings
Job Openings

By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Employers posted more job openings in June and layoffs fell, a sign that hiring could improve a bit in the coming months.

The number of available jobs rose to 3.1 million, up from 3 million in May, the Labor Department said Wednesday. It was the highest total since March.