Labor demand as measured by online job postings was essentially unchanged in January, according to The Conference Board®-Burning Glass® Help Wanted OnLine™ Index. The Conference Board said the index has declined somewhat over the past year but remains at a high level.
This is the first edition of the Help Wanted OnLine™ Index to use Burning Glass Technologies data to collect job postings from job boards, corporate websites, and other online sources. The partnership also means that Help Wanted OnLine™ dashboards are available as an option in Labor Insight™.
The index stood at 102.7 in January, up from 102.4 in December. July 2018 is used to set the baseline number of 100.The Index increased 0.6 percent from November to December but is down 2.2 percent from a year ago.
Full details of the index, including regional breakdowns, are available in The Conference Board press release.