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Economy in Brief

Help-Wanted Advertising Remained Low
by Tom Moeller July 27, 2006

The Conference Board's Index of Help-Wanted Advertising remained at its forty five year low of 33 in June.

During the last ten years there has been a 57% 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 49% from the low 27% in May and an average 48% last year.

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.

Should the Decline in the Personal Saving Rate Be a Cause for Concern? from the federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City is available here.

Conference Board June May June '05
National Help Wanted Index 33 33 39
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