Ads posted online for science, engineering, and related workers stayed about the same or declined in most categories during February 2010. But in one category of interest to Science Careers readers, the job market improved markedly for job seekers. In January — the latest month for which this information is available — the ratio of…
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Alan Kotok advertising, employment, statistics, unemployedThe number of online employment ads for scientists and engineers continued to decline in October, reflecting overall weakness in the U.S. job market. In some cases these losses were offset by declining numbers of job-seekers, according to a monthly index of online opportunities compiled (with seasonal adjustments) by The Conference Board, a private…
Alan Kotok advertising, employment, Job MarketOne job market indicator we follow on Science Careers is the number of online job ads, which is tracked monthly by the Conference Board, a private business and economic research institute. In August, the number of online advertisements for scientists posted healthy gains over July, although the number of employment ads for engineers remained flat.
Alan Kotok advertising, employmentKeeping track of current trends in job markets is a difficult business. One approach that’s more promising than most is tracking online job ads. Long-term trends in technology (e.g., the rise of social media and the decline of static ads) may skew the results over time, but month-to-month trends are likely to be meaningful. The…