For the first time since 2008, I find 5,000,000 job openings available in the US, not including the hidden job market.
We had 6 Million any given day in 2007 – 2008, then listings went down to 4.2 to 4.4 million jobs available on any day from January 2009 through September 2012. Then ADVERTISED jobs went down a bit, but then boomed after the first Presidential Debate on 10/3/2012 for Election 2012 between President Obama and opponent Romney —
An additional 1.4 Million advertised jobs listings occurred in the three days encompassing October 2 through October 5, mostly on October 4.
Look at the breakdown of 1,400,000 additional job listings, many for highly paid work at