U.S. employers posted more job openings in October, a sign the job market remains strong.

The Labor Department says that the number of available positions rose 3.3% to nearly 7.3 million.

That suggests that businesses remain confident enough in the economic outlook to create more jobs.

The number of open jobs has declined from a record high of 7.6 million a year ago. But they are still at a historically high level.

For nearly a year and a half there have been more job postings than unemployed people.

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