Job vacancies advertised online statewide tumble in August

Published: Wednesday, Sep. 4, 2013 - 10:56 am

California saw a 2.4 percent month-to-month decline in job vacancies advertised online in August while Sacramento listings held fairly steady, according to the latest statistics released by the Conference Board.

Statewide, there were 541,700 ads in August, down from 555,100 in July. The month-to-month decline of nearly 13,500 ads led the nation. However, the August total was up substantially from 516,100 in August last year.

The board said 28,300 ads were posted in Sacramento last month, down slightly from from 28,900 in July but up significantly from 24,900 in August 2012.

California had 2.92 unemployed per advertised job vacancy, higher than the national ratio of 2.36-to-1. Sacramento had a 2.98-to-1 ratio. Riverside led the nation at 5.75-to-1.

Nationally, the board said, ads rose 86,800 in August to 4.97 million.

Call The Bee’s Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.

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