Sacramento and all of California saw month-to-month drops in job vacancies advertised online in October, according to the latest statistics from the Conference Board.
Statewide, there were 539,600 ads in October, down nearly 30,000 (or 5.1 percent) from 568,800 ads in September.
The board said 26,000 ads were posted in Sacramento last month, down 8.1 percent from 28,300 ads in September.
California had 3.04 unemployed per advertised job vacancy, higher than the national ratio of 2.17-to-1. Sacramento had a 3.06-to-1 ratio. Riverside led the nation at 5.81-to-1.
The local and state dips matched a national trend. Nationally, the board said, ads declined 257,900 in October to 4,926,800. That came on the heels of a 209,700 month-to-month spike in September, the first monthly rise of more than 200,000 since December 2012.
“Slow overall economic growth has left labor demand flat in the first 10 months of 2013,” said June Shelp, vice president of the Conference Board. “Even though the labor demand level still hovers around 5 million a month, the October loss leaves the 2013 year-to-date basically flat. This continues the trend we’ve seen this year with gains in one month being offset by declines the next month.”
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