Online Job Availability Slips In December
NEW YORK -- The availability of online jobs declined a bit last month.
The Monster Employment Index was down four points from November to 145. Every state and most occupations showed lower levels of online job recruitment.
The decline ends a four-month growth trend but the index is still 32 points higher than it was year ago. Monster Worldwide said the December decline was probably due to seasonal factors, since many employers had already filled holiday-related temporary jobs.
The company said despite last month's dip, almost all industries, occupations and regions show much higher levels of online job availability than a year ago, which bodes well for job seekers this year.