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Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Index fell in March to 99.6
The Conference Board®-Burning Glass® Help Wanted OnLine™ (HWOL) Index fell in March and now stands at 99.6 (July 2018=100), down from 101.2 in February. The Index declined 1.5 percent from the prior month and is down 5.5 percent from a year ago.
The March 2020 data does not capture the large decline due to COVID-19 as the data collection period covered February 14 to March 13. The COVID-19 related decline in online job ads will be reflected in the April HWOL release.
Burning Glass Technologies instituted system-wide changes to their data collection process to better reflect changes over short-term periods. Therefore, The Conference Board has revised the HWOL Index and Data Series for January 2020 and February 2020.
The Help Wanted OnLine™ Index is produced in collaboration with Burning Glass Technologies, the global pioneer in real-time labor market data and analysis. This recent collaboration enhances the Help Wanted OnLine™ program by providing additional insights into important labor market trends.
Posted: April 15, 2020 Wednesday 10:00 AM