Monster Employment Index Increases Seven Percent

October 11, 2011 – 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 continued a positive annual growth trend at seven percent in September with all metro recording positive annual growth. Public administration registers steepest annual decline, dropping 29 percent year-over-year, its lowest level in the Index. “The Index maintained its positive annual growth, driven by continued pace of recruitment activity across a wide range of sectors. Particularly strong were retail, which typically sees some pick-up in September, and IT, which saw an acceleration in demand for software and telecommunications specialists,” said Jesse Harriott, senior vice president and chief knowledge officer at Monster Worldwide. “Meanwhile, public administration continues to weigh down the overall Index with its steepest year-over-year decline.”

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