Job openings rise in June, but hiring falls

WASHINGTON • U.S. employers in June advertised the most jobs in five years but hired fewer workers, a mixed sign for the recovering job market. The Labor Department said Tuesday that job openings rose 29,000 in June from May to 3.94 million. That’s the most since May 2008. Total hiring, however, declined 289,000 to 4.2 million. That’s down from a year earlier and the biggest one-month drop in hiring since June 2010. The job market is improving, largely because layoffs have fallen to prerecession...

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