Nationwide, online job advertisements decreased in July compared to June 2014 levels. California had a decrease in job advertisements from June 2014 to July 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 and the Central Coast had a significantly lower supply and demand rate than the nation, indicating improving labor market conditions. Most California regions saw an apparent decrease in month-over job advertisements from June 2014 to July 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.