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Economy in Brief

Help-Wanted Advertising Flat
by Tom Moeller May 26, 2005

The April Index of Help-Wanted Advertising from the Conference Board remained at 39. It fell in March from 41 during the prior two months.

During the last ten years there has been a 65% 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 improved to a still low 31% following the evaporation to 10% in March.

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.

Conference Board April March April '04
National Help Wanted Index 39 39 38
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