January 22, 2009 in Business, City

Job openings in Washington decline 32 percent

Associated Press

OLYMPIA — The state Employment Security Department says job vacancies in Washington fell 32 percent in six months.

In a report today the department says a survey in October found employers trying to fill about 51,000 jobs. That compares with 75,000 in April.

The department says the industries with the most jobs available were health care, retail, hotel and food services.

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