Business & Real Estate

May’s online job ads rise in Sacramento, statewide

Following a sluggish April, online job listings in Sacramento and throughout California picked up some steam in May, according to Wednesday’s monthly report by The Conference Board, a New York-based business research group.

Golden State employers posted 631,700 online ads last month, up 6,500, or 1 percent, from April. The May total was a 17.6 percent improvement over 536,900 job vacancy ads posted in May 2014.

Sacramento also saw a slight monthly gain, with employers posting 32,000 online ads in May, up from 31,600 in April. The May total was up 22.6 percent from 26,100 in May last year.

Nationally, online advertised job vacancies rose 83,100 to 5.44 million between April and May.

The board said California had 1.92 unemployed people per advertised job vacancy, higher than the national ratio of 1.59-to-1.