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Some 2.4 million new online job ads were posted in March, rising sharply by 414,600, or 21 percent, from February, according to The Conference Board Help-Wanted OnLine Data Series. "Since March is not a particularly strong month in terms of labor demand, these latest numbers suggest the rise was not just due to seasonal factors," said Gad Levanon, economist at The Conference Board. "The number of new ads in March was significantly higher than the number posted during the summer months, typically the peak period for hiring. Large numbers of new job ads are consistent with the robust employment numbers published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in recent months, but other labor market indicators are weaker. So the overall job picture is still a bit mixed." The number of new ads for online jobs in March was the largest monthly count since the Help-Wanted OnLine series began in April 2005, and topped the previous high levels in late-summer 2005. In March, there were 1.6 online job ads...