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The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine (HWOL) Index declined in June and now stands at 102.4 (July 2018=100), down from 102.6 in May. The Index declined 0.2% from the prior month, but is up 2.9% from a year ago.
In the Midwest, Kansas declined 2.7% and Missouri fell 1.5%. In the Northeast, New Jersey fell 2.0% and New York declined 0.2%. In the South, Delaware fell 3.4% and Kentucky declined 3.2%. In the West, Colorado and Nevada rose 1.9%.
The Professional occupational category experienced declines in Legal (-2.3%) and Business and Financial Operations (-1.3%). The Services/Production occupational category experienced declines in Protective Services (-4.0%), and increases in Farming, Fishing, and Forestry (3.6%), and Sales (1.9%).
The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine (HWOL) Indexmeasures changes over time in advertised online job vacancies, reflecting monthly trends in employment opportunities across the US. The HWOL Data Series aggregates the total number of ads available by month from the HWOL universe of online job ads. Ads in the HWOL universe are collected in real-time from over 28,000 different online job boards including traditional job boards, corporate boards, social media sites, and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas.