U.S. job openings at 5-year peak

11/24/2013 | Bloomberg

In a favorable sign for U.S. wages and consumer spending ahead of the holidays, the nation's number of job openings reached a five-year high in September. "Things are genuinely getting better. I don't think we're at the point where people will quit without having something in hand, but hopefully we're moving in that direction," said Brian Jones, senior U.S. economist at Societe Generale in New York.

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