Monster Employment Index Growth Rate Up 13 Percent

December 5, 2010 – The Monster Employment Index (MEI), a monthly analysis of millions of online job opportunities culled from a large, representative selection of corporate career sites and job boards, has recorded its tenth consecutive month of positive annual growth rate with year-over-year growth at 12 percent. Seventeen of the 20 industries monitored by the Index showed positive annual growth trends. Retail trade was up 22 percent, healthcare and social assistance rose 25 percent and finance and insurance increased four percent. “The slight month-to-month decline in the Monster Employment Index could be attributed partly to seasonal trends typically witnessed at this time of the year,” said Jesse Harriott, senior vice president and chief knowledge officer at Monster Worldwide. “The outlook however continues to be one of modest recovery with job availability generally higher over the year across most sectors as we approach 2011.”

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