Thursday, November 04, 2010

Monster Employment Index: 9th Mo. of Annual Gain

"The U.S. Monster Employment Index annual growth rate continued to be positive with a 13 percent increase year-over-year, although at a slower rate compared to early summer (see chart above). The Index dropped two points (1 percent) on a monthly basis, as online job demand continued to fluctuate within a two-point margin for the fourth consecutive month.

“Despite the contraction in the annual growth rate, expansion continues in a sustained manner for several large industries and markets over the long term,” said Jesse Harriott, senior vice president and chief knowledge officer at Monster Worldwide. “Conditions also continue to be favorable across the country, with opportunities rising above the levels they were last year in all major metro markets monitored by the Index.”

Highlights include:

1. Compared to year-ago levels, 17 out of 20 industries are showing positive growth trends, with a majority of the industries recording accelerated growth from September. 

2. October marks the ninth consecutive month of positive annual growth rate in online job demand, and marks the seventh consecutive month of double-digit growth staring in April  

3. All major metropolitan markets tracked by the Index are exhibiting positive annual growth compared to last October.


At 11/04/2010 8:09 AM, Blogger Chip said...

I follow the guys over at FFT check out their latest forecasts about the US elections. Insane! Spot on, they called the crash of 08' and are definatly worth a look.

At 11/04/2010 8:19 AM, Blogger juandos said...

Interestingly Bloomberg says: 'Jobless claims rose by 20,000 to 457,000 in the week ended Oct. 30 from a revised 437,000 the prior week, Labor Department figures showed today in Washington. The total number of people receiving unemployment insurance fell, while those on extended payments increased'...

I wonder how a graph of what Monster has to say with what's reported by Bloomberg would look like?

Where would they cross?


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