Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Job Market Report 11 20 13 ... Some good signs - again!

Job Market Holds Consistent – and Grows in some areas …

Albany, NY,  November 20, 2013) –  The job market in the Capital Region has been stable for three past three weeks at higher numbers than we have seen for most of the year, indicating that employers are beginning to shake off the concerns exhibited back in October. “ This is certainly good news for all including those in the job market looking for a new opportunity and those thinking about launching a job search. When the market shows consistency week after week, that is positive”, stated Dan Moran, of Next-Act (, a career transition management firm located in Colonie. “What is great to see as well – the national job market seems to be shaking off the doldrums and has increased sharply this past week. No doubt the stock market is helping in this situation to fuel confidence”.

In the Capital Region, postings were 1904 just off the 1911 the week before. Other markets in NYS were up slightly and flat but consistent as well. The Capital Region continues to still outpace Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse, all larger markets with more employers and population.  

National Job Scene

Nationally the market rebounded sharply the past seven days climbing to 577,500 compared to 520,547 the week before.   

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