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Analysts at Nomura note that the US job openings in September declined slightly to 7009k from an upwardly revised 7293k in August (previously 7136k), consistent with steady labor demand.

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“The job openings rate ticked down 0.2pp to 4.5%, a still-elevated level. The quits rate remained at 2.4%, the highest level since April 2001.”

“Labor market turnover, the sum of hires and separations as a share of two times employment, remained elevated at 4.2%, down slightly from 4.3% in August, consistent with steady wage growth.”

“The recent strength in job postings has been relatively broad-based with manufacturing, construction and leisure/hospitality leading the way. The layoffs and discharges rate remains subdued at 1.1%, matching low incoming initial jobless claims data.”