Online job ads fall in Sacramento and statewide in May

Published: Wednesday, Jun. 4, 2014 - 11:07 am

Sacramento and California saw fairly steep declines in job vacancies advertised online in May, according to the latest statistics from The Conference Board, the New York-based global business research group.

The board said 24,900 online ads were posted in Sacramento in May, down nearly 8.5 percent from 27,200 in May last year and a 6 percent drop from 26,500 ads posted in April this year.

Statewide, there were 517,500 ads posted in May, down 4.3 percent from 541,000 in April and a dip of almost 6 percent from May 2013.

Nationally, the board said, job-wanted ads fell by 18,900 to 4. 9 million from April to May this year.

June Shelp, Conference Board vice president, said “overall employer demand has been flat for over a year, and we’re seeing a drop in demand for high-paying jobs like computer workers and medical professionals.”

The latest statistics showed California with 2.69 unemployed people per advertised job vacancy, higher than the national ratio of 1.98-to-1. Sacramento’s ratio is 3.01-to-1. Riverside again had the highest ratio among all U.S. cities at 5.46-to-1.

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

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