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Economy in Brief

Help-Wanted Advertising Inched Up
by Tom Moeller July 28, 2005

The Index of Help-Wanted Advertising from the Conference Board inched up to 38 last month. The low reading equaled the average level for the quarter.

During the last ten years there has been a 64% 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 June May June '04
National Help Wanted Index 38 37 38
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