Job Openings at Highest Level Since 2007

Washington, DC, June 10, 2014 -- Job openings in the U.S. rose to 4.46 million in April from 4.17 million in March, the U.S. Department of Labor reported.

It was the largest number of openings since September 2007.

April job openings were up 17% over last year, as private-sector openings increased 18% to 4.05 million, and government positions edged up to 410,000 from 408,000.