Record number of job openings posted

Record number of job openings posted
Posted at 7:05 PM, Aug 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-08 15:31:14-04

(CNN) - American employers are trying to hire, but it seems like they can't find the right workers for the right price.

The government says the U.S. boasted 6.2 million job openings in June, a record level.

Among them, schools and hospitals have the most job openings, with 1.2 million postings in health and education services in the month.

The high number of job openings illustrates a strength and a weakness of the U.S. job market.

On the good side, American employers are ready to hire.

On the downside, employers increasingly say they can't find skilled and available workers to fill their open positions.

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