Thursday, October 4, 2012

Job Market Report October 4 2012

Flat -- but okay since higher. Keep peeled for the Federal jobs report tomorrow ..

For Immediate release

October 3, 2012

Job Postings Flat Past Seven Days – But up overall from last quarter

(Albany, NY,  October 3, 2012) – There is good news and no so good news in this week’s report. Job postings were flat the past seven days and therefore didn’t increase, but the good news is that job postings are maintaining a higher level after a 20% increase a few weeks past. Postings came in at 1700, a marginal change from 1670 the week before. “This is still healthy – there is consistency in the job market and we are holding at a higher average number of job opportunities as we enter quarter four”,  stated Dan Moran, of Next-Act (, a career transition management firm located in Colonie.

As stated, other markets in NYS were flat as well, with the exception of metro NYC where there was a slight increase in jobs. The Capital Region still outpaces Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, all larger markets with more employers and population.  

National Job Scene
How many job postings are there in the United States today? We will be watching this nationally going forward.

As of 10/3/12, there were,  on a seven-day-average,  547,021 national job postings, down from 557,000 the week before, consistent with what we are seeing in the region here. The top five areas for the most jobs per capita remain unchanged: San Jose, CA, Washington DC, Boston, MA, Raleigh, NC and Oklahoma City, OK. There is one job posting per unemployed person in each of these markets meaning the market is much less competitive.  

About Next-Act

Next-Act, a division of DVG, Inc. is a career management & transition firm directed by Dan Moran, the Founder & President of the firm. Moran contributes over thirty years experience in career consulting, business and human resources management. In 2012, his firm will celebrate 24 years in business. Moran is noted for his expertise in helping today’s “boomers” move on to fulfilling second careers, while helping executives and professionals achieve their career goals. The firm also provides human resources consulting and corporate services to companies. Moran is also a certified facilitator for C.J. Hayden’s Get Clients Now! &  Get Hired Now! programs.

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