NEW YORK, May 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Online advertised vacancies decreased 26,100 to 4,613,600 in April, according to The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine® (HWOL) Data Series, released today. The March Supply/Demand rate stands at 1.55 unemployed for each advertised vacancy, with a total of 2.6 million more unemployed workers than the number of advertised vacancies. The number of unemployed was approximately 7.2 million in March.
The Professional occupational category saw losses in Computer/Math (-7.8), Business and Finance (-2.6) and small gains in Healthcare Practitioners (4.3). The Services/Production occupational category saw losses in Sales (-15.7) and Office and Administrative Support (-8.7).
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NOTE: Recently, the HWOL Data Series has experienced a declining trend in the number of online job ads that may not reflect broader trends in the U.S. labor market. Based on changes in how job postings appear online, The Conference Board is reviewing its HWOL methodology to ensure accuracy and alignment with market trends.
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