Nationwide, online job advertisements increased in April compared to March levels. California had an increase in job advertisements from March 2014 to April 2014. Nationally, the supply and demand rate was two to one compared to three to one in California. The supply and demand rates varied between the California regions with most having a higher supply and demand rate than the nation. The Bay Area was the only region that had a lower supply and demand rate than the nation. With the exception of couple regions, all California regions saw an apparent decrease in month- over job advertisements from March 2014 to April 2014.
(The supply and demand rate is defined as the number of unemployed individuals for every job advertisement. A lower supply and demand rate indicates that there are a fewer number of unemployed workers for every online advertisement.)
For more regional and statewide data, view this month's publication
in the Economy
section of the Labor Market Info website.