Job openings were little changed in September, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics said Thursday.
Job openings came in at 5.5 million in September, according to the JOLTS report, a measure of job openings and labor turnover in the U.S. The job openings rate for September was 3.7 percent.
Job openings rose over the year for several industries with the largest gains in professional and business services, health care and social assistance, and retail trade. The increases were also seen across all geographic regions in the country.