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Economy in Brief

Help-Wanted Advertising Edged Up
by Tom Moeller October 27, 2005

The Index of Help-Wanted Advertising from the Conference Board edged up in September to 39 from 38 in August which was upwardly revised.

During the last ten years there has been a 61% 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 to 39% from 22% in August.

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 Sept Aug Sept '04
National Help Wanted Index 39 38 36
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