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Online job postings climb in May

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New online job ads grew 4 percent in May from the previous month, with the largest increases reported in the Pacific and Middle Atlantic regions, according to The Conference Board Help-Wanted OnLine Data Series, released today. Some 91,800 new online job ads were posted last month to more than 1,200 Internet job boards nationwide, bringing the total number of postings to 2.35 million. Despite the increase, the number of new ads for online jobs in May was lower than in March, which was the month with the highest count since the Help-Wanted OnLine Data series launched in April 2005. In May, there were 1.57 online job ads per 100 persons in the U.S. labor force, compared with 1.51 in April 2006 and 1.6 in March. Between May 2005 and May 2006, new online job ads increased 17.4 percent, an increase that is consistent with the rise seen in other labor market indicators during the same period. "May is typically a month with strong recruitment activity as students are graduating around the ...