WASHINGTON, Oct 10 (Reuters) - The number of U.S. jobopenings fell slightly in August, a troubling sign for a labormarket that is recovering at a painfully slow pace.
Job openings - a measure of labor demand - dropped to 3.56million from 3.59 million in July, the Labor Department said onWednesday in its monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey.
The hiring rate, however, improved modestly to 3.3 percentin August.
(Reporting by Jason Lange; Editing by James Dalgleish)
Keywords: USA ECONOMY/JOBS JOLTS