Monster Employment Index Increases by 13% in December: 11th Straight Month of Annual Growth
3. All 28 metro markets recorded positive annual growth in December, with especially strong gains in Detroit (44%), Philadelphia (44%), Orlando (38%) and Minneapolis (36%).
4. “The Monster Employment Index has recorded a stable annual growth rate for three consecutive months, underscoring a trend of moderate labor market improvement,” said Jesse Harriott, senior vice president and chief knowledge officer at Monster Worldwide. “There are signs of momentum in pockets of the private sector as the economy continues to gradually improve. However, state and local government hiring continues to show signs of a slowdown, with recruitment activity softening year-on-year.”