Uptick in Job Postings and Rural Employment

April 27, 2010 by Emsi Burning Glass

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At least one gauge for the health of the U.S. labor market is on an upswing. As the New York Times chronicled last week, Indeed.com saw a 19% increase in job postings in March compared to the same month last year.

Perhaps even more encouraging: Only one industry that Indeed tracks (health care) had fewer postings in March than the previous year. As you can see in the table below, the most growth came in retail.

On a semi-related note, Daily Yonder, a website devoted to rural issues, recently wrote about job growth in rural counties across the U.S. The analysis is focused on the early part of 2010.

Here’s part of what Daily Yonder’s Roberto Gallardo and Bill Bishop found looking at BLS data: