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California metro areas lead in online job ads

Nationwide growth in October remains uneven

The number of new online job ads fell to just above 2 million in October, 36,000 less jobs being offered than in September, according to The Conference Board Help-Wanted OnLine Data Series. In October there were 1.34 online job ads per 100 persons in the U.S. labor force, compared with 1.36 in September and 1.43 per 100 persons in the labor force in August. Adjusting job ads for the size of the local labor force, San Francisco, with 2.96 job ads per 100 persons in the labor force, continues to lead the way among the 52 metropolitan areas for which data is published, followed closely by San Diego (2.93) and San Jose (2.7). With the drop in the number of job ads, Boston dipped to 2.61 ads per 100 persons in the labor force. The number of job ads per 100 participants in the labor force is consistently highest on the West and East coast than in the central section of the country. The number of new job ads declined from September in New England (down 5.6 percent) and the Middle Atlantic...