Thursday, April 11, 2013

Job Market Report 4 11 13

Nice jomp in Regional Job Market activity!

For Immediate Release

April 3, 2013

Job Postings Increase Significantly in region after flat weeks – indications of strong job growth

(Albany, NY,  April 10 , 2013) –  Job postings soared the past seven days to 1996 – just short of 2000 – a strong rebound after a few flat weeks. This is a very good sign. We haven’t seen a 7-day average at 2000 for some time now – at least two years – and that is good for those looking for a job and for the market in general”, stated Dan Moran, of Next-Act (, a career transition management firm located in Colonie. “ While this is good news, we are still about 30% below the highs of the market before the recession, but this is a good sign for sure. Other markets in NYS didn’t see this bump – the Capital Region has outpaced the rest of the state”.

Other markets in NYS didn’t see the jump and continued to be flat.  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 4/10/13  there were 543, 948 up strongly from 519,000 the previous week.    

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