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New online job ads across the United States dropped to 2.46 million in September, as the Pacific region overtook New England in per capita supply, according to The Conference Board Help-Wanted OnLine Data Series, released today. Last month's supply of online job ads decreased by 115,089, or 5 percent, from the previous month. In September, there were 1.62 online job ads per 100 persons in the U.S. labor force, compared with 1.71 in August 2006 and 1.55 in July. "August tends to be a peak month for job ads, and September's modest decline is well in line with the seasonal downward trend we would expect," said Gad Levanon, economist at The Conference Board. "The good news is that the September number is not signaling any significant weakening in the labor market." New online job ads postings decreased in all nine Census regions in September compared to the August level. The largest declines for the month were in the East South Central region (Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi and Ten...