Online job listings in Sacramento and throughout California fell more than 6 percent in June, closing out a sluggish second quarter that was likewise reflected in the national numbers, according to Wednesday’s monthly report by The Conference Board, a New York-based business research group.
Golden State employers posted 593,700 online ads last month, down 38,000, or 6.4 percent, from May. However, the June total was a 6.2 percent improvement over 558,800 job vacancy ads posted in June 2014.
Sacramento also saw a monthly drop, with employers posting 29,900 online ads in June, down 6.5 percent from 32,000 in May. The June 2015 total was up 11.5 percent from 26,800 in June last year.
Nationally, online advertised job vacancies fell 144,300 to 5.3 million between May and June.
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“The first half of 2015 shows moderate growth with a strong first quarter partially offset by a weak second quarter,” Gad Levanon, the board’s managing director of macroeconomic and labor market research. “Overall employer demand for labor still continues at a very high level.”