About 4,236,200 online job postings appeared on leading Internet job boards in August, down 57,100 from July, the Conference Board reported.

“Labor demand continues to struggle to post gains month after month,” said June Shelp, vice president at the board. “Overall job demand is still maintaining a modest upward trend for both the nation and most states.”

Shelp said gains in online job demand have fluctuated greatly in recent months.

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