Employment Activity Dips Less Than a Point
- CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index November 2011
- November Hiring Overall
- November Hiring by Job Title
- November Hiring by City
- November Hiring by Region
As the holiday season gets into full swing, hiring levels remain fairly steady with only a slight dip in employment activity in November. According to the CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index, hiring activity ended at 103.5 in November, a drop of 0.9 points from October. The overall index is still trending positively as managerial hiring activity is nearly 30 points higher than it was in November, 2009.
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 103.5 for November 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. The CareerCast.com / JobSerf Index remains higher at 103.5 than it was in November of 2007.
- USA Hiring Index Table, Jan 2008 - November 2011:
|Index Month||Index Score||Monthly Change|
As hiring levels seem to steady this year, the overall job opportunities available are down (-2.4) points from last November. Despite the year-over-year drop, the job activity is still trending positively with a 29.9 point gain from 2009 and a 26.4 point gain from 2008.
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