By Mark Pender

NEW YORK (MNI) – The nation’s largest employers picked up their
online recruitment in the week ended August 29, according to MNI’s U.S.
job openings indicator which rose to 8.2 from 3.4 in the prior week,
according to the weekly data released Wednesday.

The industry showing the greatest increase in the week is education
and health services followed by retail trade, the data show. Leisure and
hospitality shows the greatest decrease.

A positive reading indicates a greater share of the nation’s
largest employers increased their online recruitment than decreased it
during the week.

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 19.5 million U.S. workers.

Job openings in the week total 233,600, 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.

** MNI New York Bureau: 212-669-630 **