Online Labor Demand Edged Up 28,900 in April -, GA News Weather & Sports

Online Labor Demand Edged Up 28,900 in April

Information contained on this page is provided by an independent third-party content provider. WorldNow and this Station make no warranties or representations in connection therewith. If you have any questions or comments about this page please contact

SOURCE The Conference Board

-- Labor demand flat thus far in 2014

-- Demand up for Management and Office workers; down in Transportation and Food

NEW YORK, April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Online advertised vacancies were up 28,900 to 4,923,000 in April, according to The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine® (HWOL) Data Series, released today. The March Supply/Demand rate stands at 2.1 unemployed for each vacancy, with a total of 5.6 million more unemployed workers than the number of advertised vacancies.

"April's modest rise follows a lackluster first quarter and leaves the job market basically flat for the year," said June Shelp, Vice President at The Conference Board. "Employers are replacing the workers that leave, as evidenced by the churn in the labor market - roughly 5 million advertised vacancies each month - but so far we haven't seen demand for new workers that would help whittle down the unemployed."

Using The Conference Board Supply/Demand rates as a broad indication of current employer demand, employers are finding it hard to fill positions in professional and high-paying occupations like computer workers and medical professionals. In these fields there are 3 to 5 vacancies for unemployed workers. In contrast, in the Service/Production occupations-construction, production/manufacturing work, and food service workers - there are 4 to 7 unemployed job-seekers competing for every opening.

Follow The Conference Board
Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn

©2012 PR Newswire. All Rights Reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

1909 Wynnton Road
Columbus, Ga. 31906

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WTVM. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.