Help-Wanted Index: October 2012

The Conference Board of Canada, 2 pages, October 2012
Report by Julie Adès
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The Conference Board of Canada’s Help-Wanted Index is an indicator of the number of new jobs advertised online. Our empirical analysis has shown that variations in the number of jobs posted online are generally followed by similar variations in employment in the ensuing months. Thus, the index can be used to predict near-term employment trends.

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The Help-Wanted Index declined in September, falling 3.1 points to 125. It was the second consecutive monthly decline and the fourth this year.

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