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Economy in Brief

Help-Wanted Advertising: Stable & Low
by Tom Moeller October 26, 2006

The Conference Board reported that its Index of Help-Wanted Advertising held at 30 in September after having dropped the prior month to a new forty five year low.

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 ticked up to 33% from the one year low of 25% 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 September August September '05
National Help Wanted Index 30 30 39
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