US DATA: Sep help-wanted online text: “Online advertised vacancies
were down 43,500 in September to 3,947,100, according to The Conference
Board Help Wanted OnLine. The September drop follows a decline of
164,000 in August and a decrease of 217,000 in July. The Supply/Demand
rate stands at 3.50, indicating there were 3.5 unemployed for every
online advertised vacancy in August, the latest monthly data available
for unemployment. In the last six months, labor demand has experienced a
drop of 500,000, cutting sharply into the gain of 763,000 at the
beginning of the year.”