The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) report on Tuesday. Job openings rose to 5.431 million in November from 5.349 million in October. October's figure was revised down from 5.383 million.
The number of job openings climbed for total private (4.926 million) and for government (506,000) in November from October.
The hires rate was 3.6% in November.
Total separations increased to 4.930 million in November from 4.901 million in October.
The JOLTS report is one of the Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen's favourite labour market indicators.