Job Ads Down in August but Hiring Increases

Washington, DC, Oct. 10, 2012 -- Employers advertised slightly fewer jobs in August, although they filled the most positions in three months, according to the Labor Department.

The government says job openings dropped by 32,000 to 3.56 million in August. July's openings were also revised lower.

However, employers hired 4.39 million people in August, the most since May.

The number of available jobs has risen about 64% since the recession ended three years ago.