Thursday, March 28, 2013

Job Market Report 3 27 13

Okay - still steady and better - that is good! Happy Easter ...

For Immediate Release

March 27, 2013

Job Postings Remain Flat but up for the month and continuing stronger trend

(Albany, NY,  March 27, 2013) –  Job postings remained flat for the past seven days but the good news – we are up at levels that indicate a very strong job market in comparison to what we have seen in the past few years, both statewide and nationally. Postings came in at 1902, compared to 1910  the week before.  “The indicators are strong but still the market is much lower than before the recession but better than what we have seen in the past few years and that is good news for those in the market and as well, for the business climate in our Region”, “stated Dan Moran, of Next-Act (, a career transition management firm located in Colonie.

Other markets in NYS saw the same results, with the exception of NYC that saw rather strong increases in jobs. The Capital Region continues to still outpace Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, all larger markets with more employers and population.  

National Job Scene

Job postings increased strongly nationally. As of 3/27/13  there were 580,000 job postings nationally, up from 540,000 the week before.  

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