The number of online advertisements for Colorado jobs
was virtually unchanged in September from the previous month, but was down 35.7 percent from the same month a year earlier, the Conference Board said Monday in its monthly report
on Internet help-wanted ads.
Some 68,300 online job ads ran in Colorado in September, including new ads and those reposted from previous months, about the same as in August but up from 65,900 in July and 67,400 in June.
There were 106,300 such ads in September 2008.
Colorado saw 43,400 newly posted help-wanted ads online in September, down slightly from the August total of 43,600 but up from July’s 39,900 and June’s 40,300. There were 72,300 new online job ads in September 2008.
In Denver, the number of online job ads in September was 37,900, down from 40,300 in August. The September total was down 44.5 percent from last September’s total of 68,200 ads.
The number of new ads in Denver was 23,400 ads in September versus 25,400 in August and 46,400 in September 2008.
Nationwide, there were 3,363,000 online job ads in September, down by 101,800 from August’s 3,464,800, the Conference Board said.
“While the trend has been modestly upward ... over the last five months, the labor market continues to have a hard time gaining momentum,” Gad Levanon, senior economist at the Conference Board, said in a statement.
Across the nation, online advertised vacancies declined by 101,800 to 3,363,000 in September.
September losses partially offset the larger August gains (+169,000), leaving labor demand up by 67,000 over the past two months. Since the low point in April 2009, labor demand is up by 201,000, showing a modest upward trend following a five-month period of steep losses.
The New York-based Conference Board is a nonprofit business research organization.
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