Federal Reserve Board Chairman Janet Yellen in Washington, D.C.
Federal Reserve Board Chairman Janet Yellen in Washington, D.C. - 
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There were, as of the end of November, 4.97 million open jobs in this economy.

That's more than there have been in 14 years.

That number comes from the Labor Department, and is taken by many  including Janet Yellen – as a good sign for the overall economy.

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