The number of openings was at 6.2 million on the last business day of the month, the report from the Labor Department said.
The U.S. manufacturing index hit 56.3 in July, coming in just below the 56.5 expected by economics polled by Reuters.
Economists expected the July measure of consumer attitudes to fall to 93.1, according to a survey from Thomson Reuters.
Economists in a consensus survey expected initial claims to climb to 240,000, up from 233,000.
A major indicator of consumer optimism beat estimates, maintaining a 16-year high.
Economists expected consumer sentiment to reach 95 in July, according to a survey from Thomson Reuters.
ISM manufacturing index rises 2.9 percentage points to 57.8 in June; construction spending remained unchanged in May.
Economists expected the University of Michigan's Consumer Sentiment Index to hit 94.5 in June, according to Thomson Reuters.
The Consumer Confidence Index rose in June to 118.9, despite expectations for it to drop, The Conference Board announced Tuesday.
The president wants to sharply boost the number of apprentices working in the U.S. — but it doesn't look like he'll spend the money for it.
New orders for U.S.-made goods fell in April for the first time in five months and orders for capital equipment were not as weak as previously reported, suggesting the manufacturing sector remained on a moderate growth path.
A reading above 50 indicates expansion in the service sector, and a reading below 50 indicates contraction.
Challenger's corrected total of job-reduction plans announced in May stands at 33,092, 9 percent lower than April's figure.
Economists expected the index to fall to 54.5 in May, according to a Thomson Reuters consensus estimate.
The index last fell to 120.3 in April, according to monthly data from The Conference Board.
The latest data released Tuesday shows that home prices continued their rise across the country over the past 12 months.
Economists expected the University of Michigan's Consumer Sentiment Index to hit 97.5 in May, according to Thomson Reuters.
The Commerce Department says durable goods orders fell 0.7 percent in April after rising 2.3 percent in March.
Prospects were further boosted by other data on Thursday showing a sharp acceleration in factory activity in the mid-Atlantic region this month.
Economists expected the University of Michigan's Consumer Sentiment Index to see a preliminary reading of 97 in May, according to Thomson Reuters.