Job Openings Drop To 5-Month Low, As Employers Cautious About Hiring

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By Christopher S. Rugaber

WASHINGTON -- Employers in April posted the fewest job openings in five months, suggesting hiring will remain sluggish in the months ahead.

The Labor Department said Tuesday that job openings fell to a seasonally adjusted 3.4 million in April, down from 3.7 million in March. The March figure was the highest in nearly four years.