California saw a 5 percent month-to-month gain in job vacancies advertised online in September while Sacramento listings held rock-steady, according to the latest statistics released by the Conference Board.
Statewide, there were 568,800 ads in September, up from 541,700 in August. The September total was up 4.1 percent from 546,300 in September last year.
The board said 28,300 ads were posted in Sacramento last month, matching the August total and up nearly 7.2 percent from 26,400 in September 2012.
The board said California had 3.04 unemployed per advertised job vacancy, higher than the national ratio of 2.27-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 209,700 in September to 5,184,600, the first monthly rise of more than 200,000 since December 2012.
The 210,000 gain for September is the first optimistic sign this year that employers are seeking additional workers, said June Shelp, vice president of the Conference Board.
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