Hiring Activity Remains Steady in June
- CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index June 2011
- June Hiring Overall
- June Hiring by Job Title
- June Hiring by City
- June Hiring by Region
U.S. hiring activity leveled off in June as stronger early summer hiring failed to materialize, according to the CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index. Employment activity ended at 100.3 in June, a drop of 0.2 points from May. However, the overall index is still trending positively as managerial hiring activity is nearly 40 points higher than it was in June, 2009, a hopeful sign of the long-term recovery in the job market.
How do we determine these numbers?
The CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index calculates the number of available managerial job openings each month by surveying wide range of local and national job boards across the U.S, with all results hand-counted and checked for duplication by a team of researchers. What does an overall Index score of 100.3 for June 2011 mean? The Index measures employment activity against a base score of 100, which represents the volume of job openings during the same period in 2007. A score higher than 100 means that there are more available jobs than in 2007, while one below 100 means that job seekers now have fewer opportunities available. Over the past 42 months, the CareerCast.com/JobSerf Index is higher at 100.3 than in June of 2007.
- USA Hiring Index Table, Jan 2008 - June 2011:
|Index Month||Index Score||Monthly Change|
Though hiring slowed quite a bit in May, the numbers for June leveled off. Although the monthly numbers have recently fluctuated, the June levels (100.3) are nearing the hiring activity of pre-recession employment numbers (102.6) in 2008. According to the CareerCast.com/JobSerf records, hiring increased by 7.7 points since last June alone.
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