U.S. JOLTS report showed job openings increased 142k in November U.S. JOLTS report showed job openings increased 142k in November to 4,972k after a 145k incrase in October (revised from 149k). That brought the rate to 3.4% from 3.3% previously. Hirings declined 111k after a 26k October increase (revised from -20k), with the rate slipping to 3.6% versus 3.7% (revised from 3.6%). Quitters dropped another 94k to 2,618k following the 23k October slide (revised from -15k), with the rate holding steady at 1.9% previously. It was at 2.0% in September.