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Job Openings Increase in September

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Staff Writer

According to new data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 10.7 million job openings in September which is 437,000 more jobs than August. In the South, job openings increased by about 160,000 between August and September to a total of 4,252,000.

Total separations, which includes quits, layoffs, and discharges, dropped by 370,000 to 5.7 million. Furthermore, the national quit rate, or the number of quits during a month as a percentage of the total of employed individuals held steady at 2.7 percent for the third straight month. 

These numbers show growing retention rates of American jobs and are a good sign for a healthy economy. 

The full Bureau of Labor Statistics report can be found here

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