Online Job Ads Increased 1,200 in January

Staff Report

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Online advertised vacancies increased 1,200 to 4,903,300 in January, according to The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series. The December Supply/Demand rate stands at 1.34 unemployed for each advertised vacancy, with a total of 1.7 million more unemployed workers than the number of advertised vacancies. The number of unemployed was approximately 6.6 million in December.

The Professional occupational category saw changes in Education, Training, and Library (-60.4), Computer and mathematical science (23.2) and Healthcare practitioners and technical (-12.9). The Services/Production occupational category saw gains in Sales and related (30.8), Transportation (10.7), and Installation, maintenance, and repair (8.1).