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Post by Sunrise on Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:35 pm

The Labor Department reported that there were 3.1 million job openings
in February, up from 352,000 from January and 570,000 from year-earlier
levels. It was the largest number of available positions since September
2008.
With fewer people unemployed in recent months, there are only 4.4
unemployed job seekers for every opening, an improvement from the ratio
of 5.1 jobless for every opening in January.

http://money.cnn.com/2011/04/13/news/economy/job_opening_hiring/index.htm?hpt=T2
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Post by Sunrise on Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:17 pm

I am so sick of these numbers that they pull out of their hats!

Now it is 4.4 to 1!

What about the people that have exhausted their benefits and therefore are no longer in the system?


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Post by UPCHITCREEK on Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:43 pm

These people have to be ...... confused alien jocolor ......

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Post by new_wave_princess on Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:56 pm

I'm starting to see more job openings, however so many are jobs like McDonalds and Best Buy. To me those jobs would just be (hopefully) temp because people like me shouldn't be working them. That is assuming they call me for an interview and most of the time they reject me with the answer "you'd just quit anyway".
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Post by Guest on Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:12 pm

Not enough jobs around here to tell how many applicants there are for each job. I know in January a local elementary school was hiring a janitor and had 360 applicants-in this rural area!

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Post by KeeptheFaith on Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:04 pm

[quote="Sunrise"]
The Labor Department reported that there were 3.1 million job openings
in February, up from 352,000 from January and 570,000 from year-earlier
levels. It was the largest number of available positions since September
2008.
With fewer people unemployed in recent months, there are only 4.4
unemployed job seekers for every opening, an improvement from the ratio
of 5.1 jobless for every opening in January.

We all know that these figures are BS. There are way more applicants that there 4.4 ratio. It is more like 300 applicants for one job opening. So I don't know where there fuzzy math totals are coming from but it is total BS.
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Post by Phillymg on Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:56 pm

That 4.4/1 ratio of job seekers to jobs follows U3 which is at 8.8%. However the ratio of job seekers to jobs that follows U6 (15.7%) is around 6.9/1. Just like U3 & U6.....I do not believe that these ratios are being excessively manipulated today under President Obama any more or less than they were manipulated in past decades since the fed govt began keeping such records.

http://www.economytrack.org/jobopening.php

There are many reason that individual employers receive tons of job applications for positions these days (more than the official ratios) such as.....
--Electronic application process makes it easier for people to apply to many jobs.
--Current workers are underpaid and seeking to change jobs.
--Unemployed people desperate for work are sending hundreds of applications every month everywhere they can.

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Post by Sunrise on Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:59 pm

Phillymg wrote:That 4.4/1 ratio of job seekers to jobs follows U3 which is at 8.8%. However the ratio of job seekers to jobs that follows U6 (15.7%) is around 6.9/1. Just like U3 & U6.....I do not believe that these ratios are being excessively manipulated today under President Obama any more or less than they were manipulated in past decades since the fed govt began keeping such records.

http://www.economytrack.org/jobopening.php

There are many reason that individual employers receive tons of job applications for positions these days (more than the official ratios) such as.....
--Electronic application process makes it easier for people to apply to many jobs.
--Current workers are underpaid and seeking to change jobs.
--Unemployed people desperate for work are sending hundreds of applications every month everywhere they can.

Then they need to change the system so that it accurately reflects what is happening in the real world.

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Post by mrgolf on Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:32 pm

Phillymg wrote:That 4.4/1 ratio of job seekers to jobs follows U3 which is at 8.8%. However the ratio of job seekers to jobs that follows U6 (15.7%) is around 6.9/1. Just like U3 & U6.....I do not believe that these ratios are being excessively manipulated today under President Obama any more or less than they were manipulated in past decades since the fed govt began keeping such records.

http://www.economytrack.org/jobopening.php

There are many reason that individual employers receive tons of job applications for positions these days (more than the official ratios) such as.....
--Electronic application process makes it easier for people to apply to many jobs.
--Current workers are underpaid and seeking to change jobs.
--Unemployed people desperate for work are sending hundreds of applications every month everywhere they can.
Thanks for chiming in Mark
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Re: Looking for work? 3 million jobs are available

Post by Phillymg on Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:36 pm

Every month for the past few years since the Recession began there have been roughly 3 million f/t job openings give or take a few thousand either way. Those jobs got filled over the course of a month & new ones opened up the next month.

An extra 352,000 more f/t jobs isn't going to do much to help when our economy has 25 million unemployed & underemployed Americans.....

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Post by Guest on Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:39 pm

I am just cherry picking all the wonderful jobs out there tp choose from. Problem is no fruit on the trees!

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