jobs-classifieds-kevin_p-morguefile.jpgJob openings jumped in April to the highest level in 16 months, a sign that hiring by private employers is healthy.

The number of jobs advertised rose to 3.1 million from 2.8 million in March, the Labor Department said Tuesday. That’s the most openings since December 2008.

Private employers, rather than the government, accounted for the entire net gain.

(READ more in the AP story via NPR)

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