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Online Job Ads Increased 137,100 in November


-- Gains widespread across most States and MSAs

-- No occupations showed losses over the month

NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Online advertised vacancies increased 137,100 to 4,700,900 in November, according to The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLineĀ® (HWOL) Data Series, released today. The October Supply/Demand rate stands at 1.43 unemployed for each advertised vacancy, with a total of 2.0 million more unemployed workers than the number of advertised vacancies. The number of unemployed was approximately 6.5 million in October.

The Professional occupational category saw gains in Education, Training, and Library (15.9), Healthcare Practitioners and Technical (15.1), and Business and Financial (11.8). The Services/Production occupational category saw gains in Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance (6.4) and Food Preparation and Serving (5.9). 

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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.

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