(CNN) -- American businesses can't hire workers fast enough.
The United States had a record 6.6 million job openings at the end of March. That's the most since the Labor Department started keeping track in 2000.
In addition, the number of new hires fell by 86,000 in March to 5.4 million, reflecting that businesses aren't finding the right candidates for available jobs. Taken together, the two data points are signs of shortages in the labor market.
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