Business & Real Estate

Online job ads in Sacramento, state rise year-over-year

Sacramento and California saw year-over-year gains in job vacancies advertised online in February, according to statistics released Wednesday by The Conference Board, the New York-based business research group.

In a month where many cities and states lost ground, Sacramento gained. The board said 33,100 ads were posted in Sacramento last month, up 1.2 percent from 32,700 in January and a 4 percent gain from 31,800 in February 2015.

Statewide, there were 643,100 ads in February, down 1.5 percent from 653,000 in January but up about 4 percent from 618,500 in February last year.

The board said Sacramento had 1.88 unemployed people per advertised job vacancy; statewide, the ratio was 1.68 -to-1. The national rate was 1.42-to-1.

Nationally, the board said, ads dipped 162,100 from January to February, to 5,334,300.

“The overall level of demand still remains high, but the very weak start of 2016 suggests a possible temporary weakening in employer demand for labor,” the board’s Gad Levanon said in a statement.

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