LMID now posts the latest information on online job advertisements for California from The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine™ Data Series
(HWOL). HWOL also provides a monthly measure of labor demand at the national, regional, state, and metropolitan levels.
The nation saw an increase in online advertised vacancies for March 2011 in comparison to February 2011. Nationally, there were 4,454,500 seasonally adjusted advertised vacancies for March 2011, an increase of 208,800 from February 2011.
There were 510,600 advertisements reported for California for March 2011. Every region in California experienced a year-over increase in job advertisements from March 2010 to March 2011. All regions also saw an increase in month-over data (February to March 2011).
- The Central Coast had the largest percentage increase (29 percent) in job advertisements of any region from March 2010 to March 2011. The region also saw an increase of 6 percent in job advertisements from February to March 2011.
- The Bay Area also had a large increase (26 percent) in job advertisements from March 2010 to March 2011. However the region had only a 2 percent increase in month over data from February to March 2011.
- The Southern Border and San Joaquin regions saw an increase of 20 and 23 percent respectively. Both regions experienced an increase of 6 percent in job advertisements from February to March 2011.
- The Greater Sacramento and Southern California regions had a small increase (1 percent) in job advertisements from February to March 2011, which was the smallest increase of all the regions. The Greater Sacramento region also saw the smallest increase (15 percent) in year-over data from March 2010 to March 2011 of all the regions. Southern California saw a 19 percent increase in year-over job advertisements.