Online Job Ads Decreased 171,600 in June

– Losses widespread across virtually all States and MSAs.
– All occupations showed losses over the month.
– Note: Revisions occurred in the May 2018 data for Illinois, resulting in revisions to the Midwest Region, Occupational and National data. The revision did not have a significant impact on the National figure.

Online advertised vacancies decreased 171,600 to 4,480,700 in June, according to The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine® (HWOL) Data Series, released today. The May Supply/Demand rate stands at 1.30 unemployed for each advertised vacancy, with a total of 1.4 million more unemployed workers than the number of advertised vacancies. The number of unemployed was approximately 6.07 million in May.

The Professional occupational category saw changes in Healthcare practitioners (-26.8), Business (-16.4) and Management (-13.0). The Services/Production occupational category saw changes in Transportation (-29.2), Sales (-24.5), and Office and admin (-13.9).