Business & Real Estate

Mixed bag of results in September online job postings

California saw a month-to-month decline in online job postings in September, according to the latest statistics released by the Conference Board, the New York-based global business research group.

The board said 568,200 online ads by employers were posted statewide last month, down nearly 2 percent from 579,200 in August. However, the September number was up 2 percent from 557,100 from the same month a year ago.

Sacramento had 28,100 ads in September, up 3.3 percent from 27,100 in August but down slightly from 28,200 in the year-ago period.

The board said California had 2.37 unemployed people per advertised job vacancy, higher than the national ratio of 1.84-to-1.

Nationally, job-vacancy ads fell 137,200 to 5 million from August to September this year.

“The September loss offsets most of August’s gain, resulting in only modest overall growth for 2014,” said Gad Levanon, the board’s director of macroeconomics and labor markets, in a statement. “Following a strong second quarter, the third quarter has ended basically flat.”

Conference Board data is compiled in partnership with Haver Analytics and Wanted Technologies, which track hundreds of databases overseen by prospective employers nationwide.