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Jobs Openings Are Up: Has The Labor Market 'Turned The Corner'?

After the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported yesterday that there were 2.7 million job openings at the end of January, a 2.1% increase from the month before, NPR's Yuki Noguchi heard from one economist that the labor market may have "turned the corner." Here's the report Yuki filed for Morning Edition:

Since slipping into recession in December 2007, the economy has lost millions of jobs. Any sign that employers are starting to add rather than subtract from their payrolls is obviously welcome.

We wonder:

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