A key indicator that measures job offerings in major newspapers nationwide held steady in June, the Conference Board reported Thursday. The Help-Wanted Advertising Index stands at 33, unchanged from May but down from 39 one year ago. In the last three months, help-wanted advertising declined in all nine regions of the United States. Steepest declines occurred in the West North Central (-16.8 percent), Middle Atlantic (-15.3 percent) and the Pacific (-13.3 percent) regions. "The latest data shows that classified job advertising in newspapers held steady in June while the rise in ad volume online continued to slow. These readings had signaled a cooling off in labor demand as early as this past winter," said Ken Goldstein, labor economist at The Conference Board. "Only 121,000 new jobs ope...
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