About 4,684,800 online job postings appeared on leading Internet job boards in August, a decrease of 108,700 from July, the Conference Board reported Wednesday.

"So far, 2012 is shaping up to be a very slow-growth recovery for labor demand," said June Shelp, vice president at the Conference Board. "August is a month when we normally expect to see employers gear up for the fall, but this year, labor demand was disappointingly below seasonal expectations."

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