By Mark Pender
NEW YORK (MNI) – The nation’s largest employers increased their
online recruitment activity in the Sept. 11 week, according to MNI’s
U.S. job openings indicator which rose to 11.0 vs -10.4 in the prior
The gain in the latest week lifts the four-week average to 3.1 from
Positive readings indicate that a greater share of the nation’s
largest employers are increasing their online recruitment rather than
The industries showing the most significant positive trends are
leisure & hospitality followed by retail.
Industries showing the most significant negative trends are
utilities followed by information.
MNI’s indicator tracks individual job listings on a weekly basis
from a sample of 500 of the nation’s largest employers, a group that
employs a total of 19.7 million U.S. workers.
Job openings in the latest week total 228,300, or 1.2% of the
sample’s total U.S. employment.
Editor’s Note: MNI compiles its job openings indicator by tracking
career sections of company websites producing a diffusion index that
measures distribution of change.
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