Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Help wanted ads surge 22%

The Conference Board keeps a tally of online help wanted advertising, and it's shown in this chart. The index is up 22% from its year ago level (measuring it that way avoids the problem of what appears to be some seasonal variations in the data), and almost all the way back to its all-time highs. At the very least this reflects growing business confidence, and likely presages an increase in new hiring.

HT: brodero

1 comment:

Rick said...

The number of ads declined in August from July. The largest increase in job ads were for jobs in Sales and in Food preparation and service. Also, these gains occurred only in the Midwest and West while job demand in the Northeast and South declined.