Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Help Wanted Online Ads Show Increased Labor Demand in Oregon

The Conference Board's Help Wanted Online (HWOL) data series shows increased hiring demand for Oregon and the U.S. in April. Oregon saw an increase of 3,400 online job ads from the previous month, while ads rose by 204,300 nationally. Oregon's online ad growth recently surpassed the U.S.; the state's growth in ad volume lagged behind the nation's from mid-2008 until early 2013.

The rest of the Pacific region also saw HWOL gains in April. California's ad volume rose by 32,200, while Washington's increased by 8,800. Nevada and Idaho experienced smaller gains, 1,700 and 1,400, respectively.

You can find more information on the Help Wanted Online Index page at, or by contacting State Employment Economist Nick Beleiciks.

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