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Economy in Brief

Help-Wanted Advertising Down
by Tom Moeller June 30, 2005

The Index of Help-Wanted Advertising from the Conference Board fell to 37 last month after two months at 39 and two months before that at 41.

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 rose modestly to a still low 39%.

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 May April May '04
National Help Wanted Index 37 39 39
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