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Economy in Brief

Help-Wanted Advertising Slipped
by Tom Moeller April 28, 2005

The Conference Board's National March Index of Help-Wanted Advertising fell to 39 from 41 during the prior two months.

During the last ten years there has been a 67% correlation between the level of help-wanted advertising and the three month change in non-farm payrolls.

The proportion of labor markets with rising want-ad volume evaporated to 10% from 53% in February.

The Conference Board surveys help-wanted advertising volume in 51 major newspapers across the country every month.

The latest help wanted report from the Conference Board is available here.

Help-Wanted Advertising and Job Vacancies from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco can be found here.

Conference Board March Feb March '04
National Help Wanted Index 39 41 39
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