Sacramento, state see increase in online job ads in November

Published: Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 - 10:27 am

Following a disappointing October, Sacramento and all of California saw month-to-month gains in job vacancies advertised online in November, according to the latest statistics from the Conference Board.

Statewide, there were 565,900 ads in November, up 26,300 (or nearly 5 percent) from 539,600 in October. The board said 27,300 ads were posted in Sacramento last month, also up 5 percent from 26,000 in October.

The latest statistics showed California with 2.99 unemployed people per advertised job vacancy, higher than the national ratio of 2.29-to-1. Up-to-date statistics were not released for Sacramento.

Nationally, the board said, ads rose 244,700 from October to November, to 5,171,500.

“The theme for labor demand this year is up-one-month and down-the-next,” said June Shelp, vice president of the Conference Board. “Eleven months into the year, we’ve seen six months up and five months down, with a net result of basically flat labor demand (a gain of fewer than 18,000 per month).”

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

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