The number of open vacancies in the US in April.

Moscow. June 6. INTERFAX.RU – the Number of vacancies in the U.S. rose in April 2017 to the next record. According to the U.S. Department of labor, the number of open vacancies increased by 259 thousand of 6.04 million, the highest level since the beginning of tracking this data.

The number of people employed in April decreased by 253 thousand – to 5.05 million “Rapid growth in the number of vacancies in the decline of work is a signal of shortage of qualified personnel in the market” – quoted by MarketWatch economist at Stone & McCarthy Research Associates Raymond stone.

The number of people fired in April decreased by 71 thousand – to 1.59 million, while the number of Americans who have left the work on their own, decreased by 111 thousand to 3.03 million people.

In the last three months the growth in the number of jobs in the American economy, on average, 121 thousand per month. The US unemployment rate in may 2017 fell to 4.3% – the lowest since 2001.