Unemployment, Job Vacancies Rise in November


is no clearer picture that the U.S. economy is a see-saw than in the job

numbers. After months of steady gains in job opportunities and hiring, November

reminds us all there are bumps on the asphalt playground.

On the plus side, job vacancies rose modestly by

47,000 in November for technical and health-care-related occupations, according

to a monthly report from The Conference Board.

“In November, demand for workers continued to be

positive, albeit moving at a disappointingly slow pace for the last few

months,” said June Shelp, vice president at The Conference Board. “November was

a surprisingly quiet month throughout the nation, with most states posting

small gains/losses in advertised vacancies.”

After an October that saw an increase of 14,700 job openings in computer and mathematical science

vacancies, November saw slimmer gains of 2,500, according to data in The

Conference Board report. Computer and math job categories have the lowest

supply-and-demand rates of any occupation at .26 more vacancies than unemployed


For more, read the eWeek article: Job Vacancies Up a Tick, Unemployment Rises in November.

CIO Insight Staff
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