Could the latest government jobs data show the economy is slowing?

Ben Bradford Feb 12, 2019
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The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey — aka JOLTS — may be pointing to a downturn. Today's report should tell us more. Ildo Frazao/iStock/Getty Images Plus

Could the latest government jobs data show the economy is slowing?

Ben Bradford Feb 12, 2019
The Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey — aka JOLTS — may be pointing to a downturn. Today's report should tell us more. Ildo Frazao/iStock/Getty Images Plus
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On Tuesday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics will release a snapshot of the labor economy: the December Job Opening and Labor Turnover Survey. November’s report showed that the number of job openings and people moving into new jobs both fell — and that’s often a sign of a slowing economy. Was it just a blip in continued economic growth or the beginning of a downward trend?

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