Job openings in the U.S. continue to rise, with employers posting nearly 7.6 million openings in January of this year.
That means the number of available jobs is about one million higher than the number of unemployed people in the U.S.
The U.S. Labor Department also says more people are quitting their jobs, which might sound bad but is actually a sign of a strong economy and could lead to employers offering higher wages to retain workers.
The report suggests that December’s stock market drop and January’s government shutdown didn’t scare employers into laying off workers. But some economists think a looming trade war with China could slow economic growth in 2019.