The number of job openings in the US fell by 364,000 to 6.423 million in December 2019 from a revised 6.787 million in November and well below market expectations of 7.0 million. It was the lowest level since December 2017, as openings slumped by 332 thousand in the private sector and were down by 32 thousand in government. Over the year, the job openings level declined by 14.9 percent.
Still with the trumped up expectations, but working its way lower:
Growth seems to be moderating as the economy has moderated:
Sales have gone flat at best: