Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:00am EST
- Loss widespread across virtually all States and MSAs

NEW YORK, Oct. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Online advertised vacancies decreased 267,300 to 4,482,900 in October, according to The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine® (HWOL) Data Series, released today. The September Supply/Demand rate stands at 1.26 unemployed workers for each advertised vacancy, with a total of 1.2 million more unemployed workers than the number of advertised vacancies. The number of unemployed workers was approximately 6.0 million in September.

In the Professional occupational category, Healthcare practitioner ads decreased by 20,400, Management ads decreased 15,800, and Computer and math ads decreased by 13,800. In the Services/Production occupational category, Sales ads decreased by 54,000, Office and administrative support ads decreased by 33,300 and Transportation ads decreased 24,700.

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NOTE: Recently, the HWOL Data Series has experienced a declining trend in the number of online job ads that may not reflect broader trends in the U.S. labor market. Based on changes in how job postings appear online, The Conference Board is reviewing its HWOL methodology to ensure accuracy and alignment with market trends.

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