U.S. employers posted more job openings in October, a sign the job market remains strong.
The Labor Department said Tuesday 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 roughly a year and a half there have been more job postings than unemployed people.