According to WILX-News 10, Your Breaking News and Weather Authority, U.S. employers posted nearly 7.6 million open jobs in January, near a record high set in November.

The Labor Department says hiring also rose and the number of people quitting their jobs picked up.

The number of open jobs now outnumbers the unemployed by roughly 1 million.  In the 18 years that the data has been tracked, there were always more unemployed than job openings until last year.

Openings have fallen slightly to 7.58 million since the record high of 7.63 million in November.   Please click on the above link for more information.