Job listings for the Seattle metro area on slipped further Friday from the prior week’s level, indicating continued weakness in the local labor market as the stay-home order triggered by the coronavirus pandemic kept many businesses closed.

Across the country, as many states to varying degrees began allowing businesses to reopen, the national level of job postings nudged upward a solid 2 percentage points, after an almost imperceptible increase the prior week ended a steep and rapid plunge.

For Washington state, the upward turn was more slight, but it did mark the first positive change in job postings.



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