California saw substantial gains in job vacancies advertised online in April, according to the latest statistics released by the Conference Board.
Sacramento was up from a year ago but had a slight decline month-to-month.
Statewide, there were 602,900 ads in April, up from 570,600 in March and 536,400 in April 2012. California accounted for nearly half the monthly increase of 70,400 ads in the West region from March to April.
The board said 27,500 ads were posted in Sacramento last month, down from 28,000 in March but up from 25,000 in April 2012.
Sacramento remained third nationwide in the number of unemployed people per advertised job vacancy, with a 3.5-to-1 ratio. That trails only Riverside's 6.18-to-1 and Las Vegas' 3.81-to-1 figures. California's rate is 3.06-to-1; the national rate is 2.4-to-1.
Nationally, the board said ads surged 204,300 in April to 5,103,100.
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