One of the nine key U.S. labor measures watched by new Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is signaling a healthier outlook, with job openings climbing to 4.17 million in February from 3.87 million the previous month. "Everything is pointing to an improving labor market, which the Fed obviously wants to see," said Jennifer Lee, a senior economist at BMO Capital Markets. "But they want to see much more improvement in the labor markets before they consider the economy is healthy again."

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