AUSTIN, TX METRO AREA LEADS AGAIN
-- Austin ranks first with 6.40 ads per 100 persons in the labor force.
-- Salt Lake City has the lowest supply/demand ratio in the nation.
The top metro areas in October with around six advertised vacancies per 100 persons in the local labor force included Austin (6.40) and San Jose (6.13) and Milwaukee (5.75). The number of unemployed persons looking for work was fewer than the number of advertised vacancies in 14 of the 52 metro areas for which data are reported separately. Cities across the nation where the number of advertised vacancies are plentiful in relation to the number of unemployed included Salt Lake City, Washington, D.C., Austin, Phoenix, Denver and San Francisco.
Two of the nation's largest metropolitan areas, New York and Los Angeles, were first and second in the absolute volume of advertised job vacancies in October, with 300,300 and 226,300, respectively.
Note: The Help Wanted Online Data Series(TM) is a new developmental program with research and evaluation studies ongoing in a number of areas. The comparisons in the attached tables between total ads and total unemployed at the various geographic levels are overall counts and it cannot be inferred that the detailed occupation or geographic location of the unemployed matches the occupation or geographic location of the vacancy. Additionally, there may be differences in the way the unemployed person describes his occupation versus the way an employer may describe the same job. The Conference Board welcomes interested user feedback on this important new data set but also urges users to exercise caution in the analysis and interpretation of the data.
The Conference Board Help-Wanted Online Data Series(TM) measures the
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