Online Job Ads Increased 170,800 in July – Increases widespread across virtually all States and MSAs

NEW YORKAug. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Online advertised vacancies increased 170,800 to 4,651,500 in July, according to The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine® (HWOL) Data Series, released today. The June Supply/Demand rate stands at 1.46 unemployed for each advertised vacancy, with a total of 2.1 million more unemployed workers than the number of advertised vacancies. The number of unemployed was approximately 6.6 million in June.

The Professional occupational category saw changes in Healthcare practitioners (23.9), Management (22.1), and Business (18.5). The Services/Production occupational category saw changes in Sales (28.2), Transportation (23.3), and Food prep (16.3).

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NOTE: Recently, the HWOL Data Series has experienced a declining trend in the number of online job ads that may not reflect broader trends in the U.S. labor market. Based on changes in how job postings appear online, The Conference Board is reviewing its HWOL methodology to ensure accuracy and alignment with market trends.

SOURCE The Conference Board

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