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Job openings turn up in January

The number of job openings nationwide was 2.1 percent in January, up slightly from the month before — it’s good news for the economy and the highest rate in nearly a year, although it’s still a very low rate. The sectors ahead from a year ago were leading edge sectors construction and manufacturing. The big losers were trailing edge sectors retail, professional services and state/local government.

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