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Economy in Brief

Help-Wanted Advertising Finally Popped
by Tom Moeller January 25, 2007

The Conference Board reported that its Index of Help-Wanted Advertising in December popped upwards to 33, its highest level since 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 also surged to 77%, the highest level since July of 2005.

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 December November December '05
National Help Wanted Index 33 29 38
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