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Capitol Report: U.S. job openings fall from record high, but there are still more jobs available than unemployed Americans

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From fast-food chains to heavy-duty manufacturing, every industry in the U.S. is looking for workers.

The numbers: The number of job openings in the U.S. fell in September just a month after setting an all-time high, but companies are still scrambling to find workers and offering higher pay and benefits to attract them.

Job openings slipped to 7 million on the last day of September from a record 7.3 million in August, dating to when the government first began keeping track in 2000.

Even after the decline, job openings still exceed the 6.1 million Americans officially classified as unemployed. Job openings first surpassed the number of unemployed in the early spring.

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