The number of job openings slipped slightly in September, suggesting the labor market is still recovering at a slow pace, data showed on Tuesday.
Job openings - a measure of labor demand - fell to 3.56 million from 3.66 million in August, the Labor Department said in its monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey.
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The hiring rate also decreased to 3.1 percent from 3.3 percent. (Reporting by Leah Schnurr; Editing by James Dalgleish)