TribLIVE

| Business


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

More jobs posted; comeback still slow

On the Grid

From the shale fields to the cooling towers, Trib Total Media covers the energy industry in Western Pennsylvania and beyond. For the latest news and views on gas, coal, electricity and more, check out On the Grid today.

Daily Photo Galleries

By The Associated Press
Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
 

Employers advertised more jobs in October than September, a hopeful sign that hiring could pick up in the coming months.

The Labor Department said job openings rose by 128,000 to 3.68 million. That's the most since June.

The number of available jobs is slowly climbing back to the roughly 4 million that were advertised each month before the recession began in December 2007.

With nearly 12.3 million people unemployed in October, there were 3.3 unemployed people, on average, competing for each open job. That's the lowest ratio since November 2008. Still, in a healthy economy, the ratio is roughly 2 to 1.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Undersized Beachum quietly excels at 1 of game’s pivotal positions
  2. Steelers notebook: Polamalu, Taylor unlikely to play, Harrison ‘ready’
  3. Michigan State defensive coordinator a Pitt coaching candidate
  4. Pirates sign Corey Hart to 1-year deal
  5. Pitt: Football coach hire comes 1st, athletic director 2nd
  6. Penguins’ defensive depth proves valuable
  7. Penguins notebook: Kunitz ‘really close’ to return
  8. Police gather in Ligonier for Perryopolis officer’s funeral
  9. Hotel building boom sweeps Pittsburgh region
  10. Man involved with crash with officer dies in Pittsburgh hospital
  11. Pittsburgh adjusting to new bicycle lane, ‘stop boxes’
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.