Monster Employment Index Rises 10 Percent

December 4, 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 recorded annual growth of 10 percent in November. Transportation and warehousing continues to be a top growth market; while retail slows following its notable increase in October. Public administration registered the steepest annual decline, dropping 21 percent year-over-year. All metro markets tracked by the Index have posted positive annual growth. Cincinnati and Indianapolis recorded highest growth, while Boston, New York and Los Angeles had the lowest annual growth. “The Index continues to remain positive and in-line with typical mid-autumn recruitment trends recorded in recent years,” said Jesse Harriott, senior vice president and chief knowledge officer at Monster Worldwide. “While recruitment activity continues across a broad range of sectors, the current outlook on hiring as we approach 2012 remains cautious with continued business and economic uncertainty.”

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