Online Job Ads Increased 137,100 in November

Staff Report

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Online advertised vacancies increased 137,100 to 4,700,900 in November, according to The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine 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).