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Online job listings reach record high

Rochester’s online help-wanted advertising reached a record high in August in terms of new ads and total ads, the Conference Board Inc. reported.
Some 15,300 online job ads were posted here last month, up from 13,000 in July and 11,000 a year ago. New, unduplicated ads increased to 10,200 from 9,300 in July and 7,600 in August 2007.
The Rochester area includes Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans and Wayne counties.
Among the largest metropolitan areas surveyed nationally, Rochester continued to lead only Honolulu in terms of total ads posted online in August. Only Louisville, Ky., and Birmingham, Ala., posted fewer new, unduplicated job online job ads than Rochester last month.
Total ads posted in the Rochester area in August represent 2.8 ads per 100 people in the work force, up from 2.5 in July and 2.1 a year ago.
Total online job ads posted in the Buffalo area also reached a record high in August. Some 17,000 ads were posted last month, compared with 14,200 in July and 15,900 a year ago. Some 11,500 new ads were posted in Buffalo in August, up from 10,100 in July and 10,500 a year ago. Total ads represent 2.9 per 100 people in the work force, up from 2.5 in July and 2.7 in August 2007.
The Syracuse area is not surveyed.
Total online job ads in the Middle Atlantic region—which includes Rochester and Buffalo—increased to 660,700 last month from 581,800 in July and 632,800 a year ago. Some 427,700 new ads were posted in August, compared with 394,400 in July and 412,900 a year ago. Total ads in the region represent 3.17 ads per 100 people in the work force, up from 2.88 in July and 3.1 a year ago.
Nationally, the total number of online ads posted last month was 4.83 million, up from 3.86 million in July and 4.65 million in August 2007. Some 3.01 million new, unduplicated job ads were posted nationally in August, compared with 2.7 million in July and 3.04 million a year ago. Total ads represented 3.09 ads per 100 people in the work force, compared with 2.89 in July and 3.02 a year ago.
The help-wanted online data series measures the number of first-time online job ads, as well as the total unduplicated online ads, in nine census regions and 52 metropolitan Internet job boards and job boards serving smaller geographic areas.

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Online job listings reach record high

Rochester’s online help-wanted advertising reached a record high in August in terms of new ads and total ads, the Conference Board Inc. reported.

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