Sacramento, state see gains in online job ads in April

Published: Wednesday, Apr. 30, 2014 - 10:21 am
Last Modified: Wednesday, Apr. 30, 2014 - 10:49 am

Coming off a dismal March, Sacramento and California saw gains in job vacancies advertised online in April, according to the latest statistics from the Conference Board.

The board said 26,500 ads were posted in Sacramento in April, up nearly 5.6 percent from 25,100 in March but a slight 1.8 percent decline from 27,000 in April last year.

Statewide, there were 541,000 ads in April, up about 4 percent from 520,200 ads in March but a dip of 1.6 percent from 549,800 in April 2013. California’s month-to-month gain of 20,800 ads helped push the nation’s west region into positive territory, with a modest overall April gain of 1,200.

Nationally, the board said, ads rose 28,900 to 4,923,000 from March to April.

“April’s modest rise follows a lackluster first quarter and leaves the job market basically flat for the year,” said June Shelp, vice president of the board. “Employers are replacing the workers that leave, as evidenced by the churn in the labor market – roughly 5 million advertised vacancies each month – but so far we haven’t seen demand for new workers that would help whittle down the unemployed.”

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

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