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October 4, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Help-Wanted Ads Fall Again: Help-wanted advertising volume in newspapers shrank again in August, suggesting that employer demand for workers is weakening further, a business research group said. The Conference Board's monthly help-wanted advertising index, regarded as a barometer of labor market conditions, fell to a seasonally adjusted 91 from 92 in July and 96 in June. That puts the index 36 points below the year-earlier figure.
June 2, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Help-Wanted Advertising Slips: Such advertising in newspapers fell slightly in April from the month before, the Conference Board reported, another indication that job growth has slowed. The business research group's monthly index of help-wanted ad volume declined to 131 from 132 in March and 133 in February, but it remains higher than the 129 level of January and the 123 level of April, 1994.
October 7, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Help-Wanted Ads Decline: U.S. newspapers ran fewer help-wanted ads during August than July, indicating a slowdown in the labor market, the Conference Board reported. The business research group said its widely watched help-wanted advertising index sagged to 118 in August from 122 in July. A year ago the index stood at 103. "The labor market is clearly cooling," said Ken Goldstein, a Conference Board economist.
April 28, 1995 | Times Staff And Wire Reports
Help-Wanted Index Nearly Unchanged: The stability in the volume of such advertising in U.S. newspapers in March reflects slower job growth than predicted, the Conference Board reported. The business research group's help-wanted advertising index dropped to 132 from 133 in February and follows a four-point increase over January's reading of 129. But the index is eight points higher than in March, 1994.
July 29, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Help-Wanted Barometer Drops: The Conference Board's help-wanted advertising index, which gauges the job market, fell four points in June, the New York-based research group said. The seasonally adjusted index now stands at 117, down from 121 in May but up from 98 in June, 1993. "The recovery in labor market activity has slowed," Conference Board economist Ken Goldstein said. "Job advertising volume has been quite flat through the first half of 1994."
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