In this Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 photo, prospective candidates are interviewed for job openings at a Target job fair in Los Angeles. On Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, the Labor Department releases the job openings and labor turnover survey for December. The last report showed that overall hiring was largely unchained in November. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Job openings dropped in December from a more than four year high, a sign that further progress in the labor market will be slow to develop, analysts said.