Sacramento and California saw robust gains in job vacancies advertised online in December, according to the latest statistics released today by the Conference Board.
The board said there were 30,400 ads posted in Sacramento in December, up from 27,200 in November and 22,900 in December 2011.
Statewide, there were 555,100 ads in December, up from 531,400 in November and 463,300 in December 2011.
Jobs advertised online nationwide surged 217,900 from November to December, to nearly 5 million.
"Labor demand rose across the nation in December, with the largest gain in the Northeast," said June Shelp, vice president of the Conference Board. " ... All in all, 2012 and 2011 ended with the same average monthly gain of about 50,000, with the first six months of the year significantly stronger than the last half."
The board said job demand in the nation's construction and sales industries gained steam in 2012.