Monthly Archives: August 2011

Online job postings down

Job vacancies advertised online were down 163,900 in August to 3,990,600, according to The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine survey released today. That follows declines in July and June.

The slowdown in labor demand is not good news for job seekers in a number of occupations. Labor demand has stalled over the last few months, both for construction workers, where there are almost 19 unemployed job seekers for every advertised position, and for production workers, where there are 8 unemployed for every vacancy.