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There are now more job openings than unemployed people. The number of small-business owners that have job openings that they cannot fill is rising. The share of workers quitting their jobs each month is the highest in seventeen years. And of people who went from not having a job to getting a job in the past year, more than seven in ten were not even looking for a job the month before they got one — also a record high.

And that is good news for everyone involved.

1) The number of job openings has surpassed the number of unemployed people:

2) The percent of small businesses with at least one job opening in August:

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3) The share of workers quitting each month:

4) Seventy-one percent of the people who went from not working to getting hired in the past year were not even looking for a job the month before they hired:

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