Monster Employment Index Up Seven Percent

December 9, 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 seven percent on annual basis in November. Retail trade (up 16 percent) leads all sectors in annual growth, while real estate and rental and leasing sector continued to track double-digit growth. Arts, entertainment and recreation and utilities recorded negative year-over-year growth, while management of companies and information remained flat. Among the metro markets tracked by the Index, Los Angeles recorded the top growth, while New York lost momentum during the month.

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