Monster Employment Index
The index is now back to 141, where it last was almost two years ago (November 2008 = 143). The year-on-year comparisons are quite strong (+21%) but the absolute level of job demand remains quite weak versus the all time high readings reached in 2007. Still, it is a sign that the private-sector labor market has stopped deteriorating and is showing tentative signs of demand.
Note that this index is not seasonally adjusted.
(*) "A broad and comprehensive monthly analysis of U.S. online job demand conducted by Monster Worldwide, Inc. Based on a real-time review of employer job opportunities culled from a large, representative selection of corporate career sites and job boards, including Monster, the Monster Employment Index presents a snapshot of employer online recruitment activity nationwide."