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US job data shows little change in July

| Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, 11:12 a.m.

National data on job openings, hirings and separations shows little change from June to July, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The country had 6.17 million job openings on the last business day of July, compared to 6.12 million on the last business day of June. The annual trend also showed little change from July 2015, when there were 5.97 million openings.

Employers filled 5.5 million jobs in July, compared to 5.4 million in June and 5.3 million in July 2015. Separations, which include people quitting, retiring, getting laid off or fired, were 5.3 million in July and June and 5 million in July 2015.

Brian Bowling is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-850-1218, or via Twitter @TribBrian.

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