Job Openings Hit Record High, But Employers are Slow to Hire

The new U.S. Department of Labor has recorded a new, record high for job openings of 5.75 million during July 2015, the highest jump since they've started tracking the data in 2000. While that's good news for job seekers, it comes with a caveat. Employers have been slow to fill the new openings and, as a result, hiring fell to 4.72 from 4.91 in July. The quits rate, which is a measure of how confident people are to leave their current job for another job, remained steady at 1.9%.