Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Oregon's Help Wanted Online Ads Rose in March

Online ads are collected by Wanted Analytics and reported each month through The Conference Board's Help Wanted OnLine (HWOL) data series. Ad volume can serve as one proxy for measuring current hiring demand. 

Oregon stood out as a bright spot in the HWOL series in March. Nationally, total ad volume fell by 158,00 in March. Most Pacific-region states also saw declines in March: ad volume dropped by 8,800 in Washington, declined by 2,100 in California, and fell by 800 in Idaho. HWOL ads showed no change in Nevada over the month. By contrast, Oregon showed an increase of 1,200 in total ads for March.

At a metropolitan level, HWOL ad trends have been trending up in Bend, Eugene, Medford, Portland, and Salem. Ads remained relatively flat in Corvallis.

You can find more information on the Help Wanted OnLine data series from a recent QualityInfo article, or by contacting State Employment Economist Nick Beleiciks.

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