Monster Employment Index Rises

January 8, 2012 – 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, grew 11 percent in February. Nineteen of the 20 industries monitored by the Index showed positive annual growth trends. Transportation and Warehousing (up 36 percent) claimed the top growth position, while public administration continued to record the steepest decline among industries in February and remained the only industry to register negative annual growth. Washington, D.C., (up 21 percent) recorded an improved month-over-month and annual growth pace driven by positive momentum in life, physical, social sciences, education, training, library, and legal.

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