Online Job Ads Decreased 185,700 in February

Staff Report

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

Online advertised vacancies decreased 185,700 to 4,717,600 in February, according to The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series. The January Supply/Demand rate stands at 1.36 unemployed for each advertised vacancy, with a total of 1.8 million more unemployed workers than the number of advertised vacancies. The number of unemployed was approximately 6.7 million in January.

The Professional occupational category saw changes in Healthcare practitioners and technical (-88.5) and Computer and mathematical science (14.9). The Services/Production occupational category saw losses in Sales (-27.6), Transportation (-24.1), and Office and admin (-20.6).