A recent report by the Labor Department revealed that the number of job openings in the U.S. outnumbered the number of unemployed Americans by the widest margin ever.
The number of people looking for jobs fell to roughly 5.82 million in April, whereas the number of unfilled jobs climbed to 7.44 million. That means there are approximately 1.62 million more open jobs than unemployed American citizens – a sign of a strong job market but also a potential problem for employers.
“It goes to show the amazing nature of this particular recovery in that you basically have a lot of employers looking for [workers]and not as many people looking for jobs because they have jobs,” economist Elliott D. Pollack says. “If you don’t have a