Metro Seattle job openings fell further than their national or state counterparts when the coronavirus pandemic hit. And the local listings have been a bit slower to stop declining. Last week, though, the metro area openings did nudge up slightly for the first time in many weeks. As compared to Feb. 1 levels, national and statewide openings have rebounded more strongly — but all remain at least 30% below their early March peaks, posing problems for the record numbers of recently unemployed workers.

 

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