About 4,819,700 online job postings appeared on leading internet job boards in March, an increase of 102,100 from February, the Conference Board reported Wednesday.
“The February Supply/Demand rate stands at 1.42 unemployed for each advertised vacancy, with a total of 2.0 million more unemployed workers than the number of advertised vacancies,” the Conference Board said in a release. “The number of unemployed was approximately 6.7 million in February.”
“In March, online labor demand grew in 27 States, declined in 20 States, and 3 were constant,” the release said. “All four regions experienced increases.”
In March, nine of the largest ten online occupational categories posted increases and one declined.
The Midwest grew 11,900, while the West saw a 15,700 gain, the South climbed 21,700 and the Northeast rose by 4,800.
In the U.S. there were 1.25 ads per 100 people, unchanged from 1.25 in February.