Online Advertised Jobs Down In June

    July 2, 2007

Total online job ads were 4,280,400 in June, a decrease of 94,000 or 2 percent from May, according to "The Conference Board Help-Wanted Online Data."

Vacancies advertised online are up 24 percent over the year. There were 2.8 advertised vacancies for every 100 persons in the workforce in June.

 Of the 4,280,400 unduplicated online advertised vacancies in June include 2,744,900 new ads that did not appear in May as well as reposted ads from the prior month. Over the year total new ads rose 19 percent.

In June the largest monthly drop was in New England, down 7 percent. Two regions had over the month increases, Pacific (1.4%) and West North Central (0.4%). The other 8 Census regions saw double-digit gains with the biggest increases in the Mountain (35%), West North Central (40%) and West South Central (44%) regions.

"Online job demand has been virtually unchanged over the last few months but continues to show a better than 20 percent gain over last year," said Gad Levanon, Economist at The Conference Board.

"Tight labor markets in many areas of the country and in specific occupations and industries like IT and healthcare are forcing companies to advertise more aggressively than last year in order to find the employees they need."