In the Northeast, New York showed the largest increase, up 11,100 to 228,500 in August and has shown a modest upward trend with advertised vacancies up 40,900 over the last five months. Pennsylvania rose 9,200 to 133,900, and New Jersey was up 9,100 to 127,100. Massachusetts increased by 7,500. Among the states with smaller populations in the region, Connecticut increased the most (3,400) and Vermont and Maine increased modestly while New Hampshire and Rhode Island had modest declines.
"In the West, the good news is that after a long period of decline, job demand has stabilized in several of the large states," said Levanon. Online advertised vacancies in California, the largest state in the nation, rose 26,700 to 387,300 in August. Arizona and Colorado rose 2,800 and 2,400 respectively. In August, Washington State was up 6,800 to 89,800. Among the states with smaller populations, Hawaii and New Mexico dipped by 700 and 600 respectively. Nevada was basically unchanged, having gained 200 in August.
Several states in the Midwest have shifted in the last few months from downward trends to flat, including Illinois, which rose 7,600 to 126,900 in August. Ohio increased 6,700 to 107,000 and Missouri was up 1,700 to 63,300. Other Midwestern states with August increases included Wisconsin, up 6,200, Michigan, up 4,600, and Minnesota, up 4,500.
The Supply/Demand rate for the U.S. in July (the latest month for which unemploymen
|SOURCE The Conference Board|
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