Businesses in February posted the largest number of job openings in more than two years, evidence that hiring is picking up as the United States economy grows. A rise in employment advertisements is the latest sign that companies are stepping up hiring.
The private sector in March added more than 200,000 jobs for a second straight month, the first time that’s happened since 2006.
Additionally, retail sales rose in March for the ninth straight month, a separate report said.
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