Monster Employment Index Up Six Percent

September 14, 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 six percent annually in August and rose six percent month-over-month. Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting continued to lead all sectors in recruitment growth alongside transportation and warehousing. Public administration (down 16 percent) and educational services (down three percent) continued to drag down the index with negative year-over-year growth. Houston (up 15 percent) continued to lead all metro markets in terms of annual growth with notable momentum gains in occupational categories like architecture/engineering and computer/mathematical during the latest month.

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