Signs of a Weakening Job Market, in Five Charts

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Updated Dec. 5, 2023 10:50 am ET

The hot labor market that underpinned a surprisingly strong economy this year is showing signs of cooling, an indication that growth could ease in 2024.

The number of available jobs at the end of October was the lowest since March 2021, the Labor Department said Tuesday. Fewer openings come as the unemployment rate has edged higher this year, Americans are taking longer to find new jobs, and wage growth is slowing. 

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