Job Openings Highest in More Than Six Years

Washington, DC, April 8, 2014 -- Job openings rose by 300,000 to 4.17 million in February, the most in more than six years, according to the Labor Department.

Compared to a year ago, February job openings rose 4%, as private-sector openings increased 5% to 3.78 million, and government positions declined to 393,000 from 424,000.