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  Connecticut Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) Last Updated: October 22, 2021

October 16th, 2021 Extra Issue #78 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending October 16th, 2021, there were 10,690 new postings, up 1,252 new ads or +13% from a week ago. The most recent week is highest level on record in Connecticut and is over 600 ads higher than the previous high of 10,055 which occurred during the week ending July 3rd, 2021. Nationally, the most recent week amounted to 730,875 new ads, about ten thousand ads below peak levels reached during the week ending May 8th, 2021. In Connecticut, more than half of the over the week increase occurred in Retail Trade (+382 new ads) and Information (+308 new ads). By employer, a combined new ad increase of almost 900 occurred at Amazon (+530 new ads) and Salesforce (+359 new ads) over the week. The two occupations with the largest over the week increase, Registered Nurses and Laborers & Freight, Stock, and Material Movers both had over the week new ad increases of over 99 percent.

Ten sectors had job posting increases over the week, one was unchanged, and ten had decreases. The largest industry increases occurred in Retail Trade (+382 new ads), Information (+308 new ads), and Health Care & Social Assistance (+214 new ads). The overall Retail increase despite larger gains at Amazon reflects over the week declines at other large industry employers. Over the week, the largest Retail Trade employer declines include Target (-33 new ads), Raymour & Flanigan (-32 new ads) and BJ’s Wholesale (-28 new ads). During the most recent week, the ten industries with the most job ads had between 1.4 (Manufacturing) and 6 (Information) times the job ad levels they had during a year ago during the week ending October 17th, 2020.

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Healthcare, Business Services and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 34 percent of all new ads. Among all employers, Amazon accounted for 13% of all new ads statewide. The top 25 new ad employers included far fewer Retail Trade employers than the prior week. During the week ending October 16th, 7 employers amounted to 26% of job ads in the top 25, during the week ending October 16th, 3 employers in that industry amounted to 37% of ads in the top 25. This is due in large part to Amazon dwarfing other employers and having the largest over the week increase. The Largest over the week employer decrease occurred at the State of Connecticut (-145 new ads to 74), which fell from the top 25.

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

Special Issue #78 Help Wanted OnLine PDF October 16th 2021

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October 9th, 2021 Extra Issue #77 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending October 9th, 2021, there were 9,438 new postings, up 1,904 new ads or +25% from a week ago. The most recent week is second highest new ad level on record and continues an upward trend that began last winter. Since March 2021, the monthly average of weekly new ad counts has been above levels had during the March 2020-Feburary 2021 period. The over the week increase is driven by industry gains in Health Care & Social Assistance, Manufacturing, and Accommodation & Food Services. Employers with the largest increases include the State of Connecticut and Raytheon. Employers with the largest over the week decreases include The Home Depot Incorporated and Charter Communications.

Nineteen sectors had job posting increases over the week and two had decreases. The largest industry increases occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (+689 new ads), Manufacturing (+237 new ads), and Accommodation & Food Services (+141 new ads). These three sectors accounted for roughly two thirds of total over the week new ad growth. The two decreasing industries fell by a combined 102 new ads, with most of that occurring in Retail Trade (-93 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Retail Trade, Healthcare, and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 25 percent of all new ads. Retail Trade accounted for 7 employers and 46% of the job ads in the top 25. Of the top 25 employers, 20 had over the week increases and 5 had decreases. The largest employer increases over the week occurred at the State of Connecticut (+212 new ads) and the largest decrease occurred at Amazon (-51 new ads).

Special Issue #77 Help Wanted OnLine PDF October 9th 2021

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October 2nd, 2021 Extra Issue #76 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending October 2nd, 2021, there were 7,534 new postings, down 1,200 new ads or -14% from a week ago. The prior week ending September 25th was the second highest on record. The new ad decrease over the week was driven by Health Care & Social Assistance (-729 new ads). These health care losses follow new ad gains of 768 a week earlier. The declines during the most recent week were driven by decreases at Hartford Healthcare (-364 new ads), Aya Healthcare (-90 new ads), Petco (-75 new ads), and Target (-70 new ads). The most recent week is the first ending in October and follows the highest monthly average of weekly new ads in record. The month of September 2021 averaged 8,254 new ads per week, a level 75 percent higher than a year ago. New ads averaged 4,699 during September 2020.

Eighteen sectors had job posting decreases over the week and three had increases. The decreasing sectors fell by a combined 1,348 new ads while the three increasing sectors grew by 148 new ads. More than two thirds of the overall decline occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (-729 new ads), Manufacturing (-129 new ads) and Information (-114 new ads). The three increasing sectors had much smaller gains, the largest being Educational Services +128 new ads or +60%). Though most sectors experienced over the week declines, ad counts during the week ending October 2nd are still among the highest levels in over a year, and last week was the second highest new ad count on record.

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Retail Trade, and Health Care. The 25 employers shown above account for 30 percent of all new ads. Retail Trade accounted for 5 employers and 51% of the job ads in the top 25. Of the top 25 employers, 16 had over the week increases and 9 had decreases. The largest employer increases over the week occurred at The Home Depot (+202 new ads) and the largest decrease occurred at Hartford Healthcare (-364 new ads). The over the week declines at Hartford Healthcare follow a week of commensurate gains, it added 381 new ads a week before.

Special Issue #76 Help Wanted OnLine PDF October 2nd 2021

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September 25th, 2021 Extra Issue #75 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending September 25th, 2021, there were 8,734 new postings, up 1,213 new ads or +16% from a week ago. The new ad increase over the week was driven by Retail Trade (+768 new ads) and Health Care & Social Assistance (+631 new ads) and tempered by declines in 10 sectors including Educational Services (-116 new ads) and Accommodation & Food Services (-82 new ads). Employers with the largest increases were Amazon (+417 new ads) and Hartford Healthcare (+381 new ads). Employers with the largest over the week declines include Yale University (-43 new ads) and Deloitte (-42 new ads). Weekly new ads ending in September are on track to be the highest monthly average on record.

Eleven sectors had job posting increases over the week and ten had decreases. The increasing industries grew by a combined 1,588 new ads while the ten decreasing industries accounted for a combined 375 job ad decrease. Among increasing industries, 1,399 of the combined gains occurred in Retail Trade (+768 new ads) and Health Care & Social Assistance (+631 new ads). The largest decline over the week occurred in Educational Services, down 116 new ads. Over four weeks, total new ads were up 971 new ads or +13%. The largest industry increases over four weeks include Retail Trade (+847 new ads or +85%) and Health Care & Social Assistance (+365 new ads +25%). The largest four week decline occurred in Educational Services (-199 new ads or -48%) and Accommodation & Food Services (-104 new ads or -21%).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Retail Trade, Health Care, and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 28 percent of all new ads. Retail Trade accounted for 10 employers and about half the job ads in the top 25. Of the top 25 employers, 18 had over the week increases and 7 had decreases. The largest employer increases over the week occurred at Amazon (+417 new ads) and Hartford Healthcare (+381 new ads). The 7 employers with over the week declines fell by 42 new ads or less, the largest being Deloitte.

Special Issue #75 Help Wanted OnLine PDF September 25th 2021

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The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand. Help Wanted OnLine PDF September 2021
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Statewide Highlights
Total postings in Connecticut was 88,477 in August 2021.

Industry Sectors with the most job postings were Health Care and Social Assistance (16,389 postings), Retail Trade (12,072 postings), Finance and Insurance (7,410 posting), and Manufacturing (6,146 postings).

Occupations with the most postings were Registered Nurses (3,807 postings), Retail Salesperson (2,900 postings), Laborers & Freight, Stock, and Material Movers (2,463 postings) Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers (2,098 postings) and Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives (2,032 postings).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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September 18th, 2021 Extra Issue #74 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending September 18th, 2021, there were 7,521 new postings, down 1,100 new ads or -13% from a week ago. During the most recent week, the new ad net decline was driven by decreases in Retail Trade (-739 new ads), Health Care & Social Assistance (-624 new ads) and tempered by increases mostly in Pro., Sci., & Tech. Services (+145 new ads) and Educational Services (+100 new ads). Employers with the largest decreases were Amazon (-495 new ads), The Home Depot (-129 new ads), and Walmart (-64 new ads). Though down over the week, recent levels are 61% above weekly levels from a year ago, and the most recent four-week average is a series high of 8,019.

Twelve sectors had job posting increases over the week and Nine had decreases. The increasing industries grew by a combined 571 new ads while the nine decreasing industries accounted for a combined 1,671 job ad decrease. Among increasing industries, more than half of the combined gains occurred in Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (+145 new ads), Educational Services (+100 new ads), and manufacturing (+55 new ads). The largest decreases occurred in Retail Trade (-739 new ads or -41%) and Health Care & Social Assistance (-624 new ads or -34%). Over four weeks, total new ads were up 495 new ads or +7%. The largest industry increases over four weeks include Retail Trade (+189 new ads or +21%) and Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (+116 new ads or +25%).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Retail Trade, Health Care, and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 20 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 20 had over the week increases, one was unchanged, and 4 had decreases. Among increasing employers, Raytheon (+58 new ads) and Deloitte (+43 new ads) had the largest over the week increases. The 4 decreasing employers in the top 25 fell by a combined 583 new ads over the week, the largest being Amazon (-495 new ads over the week).

Special Issue #74 Help Wanted OnLine PDF September 4th 2021

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September 11th, 2021 Extra Issue #73 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending September 11th, 2021, there were 8,621 new postings, up 465 new ads or +6% from a week ago. This level is the second highest weekly count in over a year. The highest weekly new ad count was 10,058 new ads during the week ending July 3rd, 2021. During the most recent week, new ad growth was driven by Increases in Health Care & Social Assistance (+519 new ads) and Retail Trade (+347 new ads) and tempered by decreases in Accommodation & Food Services (-73 new ads) and Educational Services (-64 new ads). Employers with the largest new ad increase and decrease were Amazon (+382 new ads) and Trinity Health (-162 new ads).

Eight sectors had job posting increases over the week and thirteen had decreases. The increasing industries grew by a combined 1,045 new ads while the ten decreasing industries accounted for a combined 580 job ad decrease. The largest increases occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (+519 new ads or +40%) and Retail Trade (+347 new ads or +24%). Among the thirteen decreasing industries, the largest declines occurred in Accommodation& Food Services (-73 new ads or -13%) and Educational Services (-64 new ads or -22%). Over four weeks, total new ads were up 1,772 new ads or +26%. The largest industry increases over four weeks include Health Care & Social Assistance (+801 new ads or +79%), Retail Trade (+505 new ads or +39%) and Transportation & Warehousing (+272 new ads or +214%.

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Retail Trade, and Health Care. The 25 employers shown above account for 24 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 14 had over the week increases, and 11 had decreases. Among increasing employers, Amazon (+382 new ads) and The Home Depot (+101 new ads) had the largest over the week increases. The 11 decreasing employers in the top 25 fell by a combined 388 new ads over the week, the largest being Trinity Health (-162 new ads over the week).

Special Issue #73 Help Wanted OnLine PDF September 11th 2021

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September 4th, 2021 Extra Issue #72 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending September 4th, 2021, there were 8,156, new postings, up 393 new ads or +5% from a week ago. The most recent week continues a trend of strong over the year new ad growth that began in March 2021. From the week ending 3/12/21 through 9/4/21, new ads over the year change has been positive in all but the week ending 6/12/21, which was -1.6% below levels a year ago. Since that week, new ads have ranged between 25.7% and 192.6% above corresponding 2020 weekly levels. During the week ending 9/4/21, total new ads were 36.3% above new ad counts for the week ending 9/5/20. During the most recent week, new ad growth was driven by Increases in Retail Trade (+471 new ads) and Accommodation & Food Services (+63 new ads) and tempered by decreases in Health Care & Social Assistance (-161 new ads) and Profession, Scientific, & Technical Services (-123 new ads). Employers with the largest new ad increase and decrease were Amazon (+217 new ads) and Raytheon (-74 new ads).

Thirteen sectors had job posting increases over the week and eight had decreases. The increasing industries grew by a combined 1,013 new ads while the ten decreasing industries accounted for a combined 620 job ad decrease. The largest increases occurred in Retail Trade (+471 new ads or +47%), Accommodation & Food Services (+63 new ads or +13%), and Public Administration (+43 new ads or +60%). About 65% of the new ad decline among the eight decreasing industries occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (-161 or -11%), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (-123 new ads or -21%) and Educational Services (-119 new ads or -29%). Over Four weeks, Thirteen industries had increases, Arts, Ent., & Rec. was unchanged, and seven had decreases. The largest of each respectively over four weeks are Retail Trade (+245 new ads) and Health Care and Social Assistance (-150 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Retail Trade, Finance & Insurance, and Health Care. The 25 employers shown above account for 22 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 17 had over the week increases, one was unchanged, and 7 had decreases. Among increasing employers, Amazon (+217 new ads), Trinity Health (+175 new ads), and Compass Group North America (+46 new ads) had the largest over the week increases. The 7 decreasing employers in the top 25 fell by a combined 224 new ads over the week, the largest being Raytheon (-74 new ads over the week).

Special Issue #72 Help Wanted OnLine PDF September 4th 2021

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August 28th, 2021 Extra Issue #71 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending August 21st, 2021, there were 7,763 new postings, up 10% from a week ago. About half of the over the week increase occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (26.7%) and Transportation & Warehousing (24.6%). Employers with the largest over the week increases include Amazon (+130 new ads), Raytheon (+117 new ads), and Advantage Sales & Marketing (+73 new ads). Occupations with the largest over the week increase include Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers (+173 new ads), Registered Nurses (+104 new ads), and Driver/Sales Workers (+77 new ads). Over the past two months, total weekly new ads have averaged over 7,000 and averaged over 6,000 since March.

Eleven sectors had job posting increases over the week and ten had decreases. The increasing industries grew by a combined 964 new ads while the ten decreasing industries accounted for a combined 227 job ad decrease. The largest increases occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (+197 new ads or +16%), Transportation & Warehousing (+181 new ads or +137%), and Finance & Insurance (+150 new ads or +31%). 68% of the combined 227 new ad decline among the ten decreasing industries occurred in Educational Services (-78 or -16%) and Accommodation & Food Services (-78 or -14%). Over four weeks, total new ads are up 165 new ads and up 2%. Eleven industries had increases and ten had decreases. The largest of each respectively over four weeks are Retail Trade (+287 new ads) and Health Care and Social Assistance (-263 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Health Care, Retail Trade, and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 22 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 20 had over the week increases, one was unchanged, and 4 had decreases. Among increasing employers, Amazon (+130 new ads), Raytheon (+117 new ads), and Advantage Sales & Marketing (+73 new ads) had the largest over the week increases. The 4 decreasing employers in the top 25 fell by a combined 41 and all had decreases of 15 or less.

Special Issue #71 Help Wanted OnLine PDF August 28th 2021

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August 21st, 2021 Extra Issue #70 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending August 21st, 2021, there were 7,026 new postings, up 18% from a week ago. The industries that comprised the largest share of over the week increase include Health Care & Social Assistance (31.6%), Educational Services (16.6%), and Accommodation and Food Services (15.8%). Employers with the largest over the week increases include the State of Connecticut (+156 new ads), Stamford Hospital (+71 new ads), and Genesis Healthcare (+57 new ads). Occupations with the largest over the week increase include Registered Nurses (+91 new ads), Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives (+50 new ads), and Secretaries & Administrative Assistants (+47 new ads).

Fifteen sectors had job posting increases over the week and six had decreases. The increasing industries grew by a combined 1,316 new ads while the six decreasing industries accounted for a combined 225 job ad decrease. The largest increases occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (+345 new ads or +38%), Educational Services (+181 new ads or +59%), and Accommodation & Food Services (+172 new ads or +44%). Most of the combined 225 new ad decline among the six decreasing industries occurred in Retail Trade (-153 or -15%). Over four weeks, total new ads are down 17% or down 1,462 new ads. Thirteen industries had decreases and eight had increases. The largest of each respectively over four weeks are Retail Trade (-719 new ads) and Educational Services (+117 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Retail Trade, Health Care, and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 19 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 17 had over the week increases, one was unchanged, and 7 had decreases. Among increasing employers, the State of Connecticut (+156 new ads), Stamford Hospital (+71 new ads), and Genesis Healthcare Corp. (+57 new ads) had the largest over the week increases. The 7 decreasing employers in the top 25 fell by a combined 274 and a third of that combined decrease occurred at Amazon (-100 new ads).

Special Issue #70 Help Wanted OnLine PDF August 21st 2021

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August 14th, 2021 Extra Issue #69 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending August 14th, 2021, there were 5,935 new postings, down 25% from a week ago. This weekly new ad level is the fifth lowest since March 2021. When compared to March 2020-Feburary 2021, the most current weekly level of 5,935 is higher than all but three weeks of new job ads. The industries that comprised the largest share of over the week declines include Health Care & Social Assistance (26.2%), Finance & Insurance (9.1%), and Retail Trade (9.0%). Employers with the largest over the week declines include Amazon (-233 new ads), UnitedHealth Group (-64 new ads), and Hartford Healthcare (-61 new ads). Occupations with the largest over the week declines include Registered Nurses (-166 new ads), Laborers & Freight, Stock & Material Movers (-149 new ads), and Wholesale & Manufacturing Sales Representatives (-81 new ads).

Most sectors had job posting increases over the week, one was unchanged, and two had increases. The decreasing industries increased by a combined 2,028 new ads while the three industries without decline accounted for a combined 4 job ad increase. The largest decreases occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (-531 new ads or -37%), Finance & Insurance (-184 new ads or -27%), and Retail Trade (-183 new ads or -15%). Over four weeks, total new ads are up 14% or up 717 new ads. Thirteen industries had increases and eight had decreases. The largest of each respectively over four weeks are Retail trade (+250 new ads) and Accommodation & Food Services (-138 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Retail Trade, Finance & Insurance, and Health Care. The 25 employers shown above account for 23 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 13 had over the week increases, one was unchanged, and 11 had decreases. Among increasing employers, Apple (+105 new ads), Advantage Sales & Marketing (+84 new ads), and Lowe's Companies Inc. (+37 new ads) had the largest over the week increases. The 11 decreasing employers in the top 25 fell by a combined 476 and half of that combined decrease occurred at Amazon (-233 new ads).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

Special Issue #69 Help Wanted OnLine PDF August 14th 2021

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August 7th, 2021 Extra Issue #68 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending August 7th, 2021, there were 7,959 new postings, up 5% from a week ago and up 3% from four weeks ago. The graph below illustrates how weekly new ad have trended upward since March 2021 when compared to the prior 12 months. Peak new ads of 10,196 new ads during the week ending July 21, 2021 was five times above the May 20, 2020 low of 2,121 new ads. During the most recent week, the 5% over the week increase was driven by large new ad gains in Retail Trade (+513 new ads or +73%), and Prof. Sci. & Tech. Services (+125 new ads or +9%). Employers with the largest over the week increase include Amazon (+446 new ads), M&T Bank (+305 new ads), and Yale-New Haven Health System (+47 new ads). Occupations with the largest over the week increase include Laborers & Freight, Stock & Material Movers (+273 new ads), Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers (+35 new ads), and Janitors & Cleaners (+28 new ads).

Twelve sectors had job posting increases over the week and nine had decreases. The 12 increasing industries increased by a combined 808 new ads over the week while the 9 decreasing industries fell by a combined 447 new ads. Retail Trade (+513 new ads) made up about 64 percent of the increase, while most of the losses among the nine decreasing industries occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (-274 new ads). Over four weeks, total ads were up 242 new ads or +3%. The largest four week industry increase and decrease respectively occurred in Retail Trade (+431 new ads) and Health Care & Social Assistance (-887 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Healthcare, Retail Trade, and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 19 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 18 had over the week increases and 7 had decreases. Among increasing employers, Amazon (+446 new ads), M&T Bank (+47 new ads), and Yale-New Haven Health System (+35 new ads) had the largest over the week increases. The 7 decreasing employers in the top 25 fell by a combined 84 and each decreased by 31 new ads or less over the week. Over four weeks, the largest increase and decrease respectively were Amazon (+391 new ads) and Hartford Healthcare (-436 new ads).

Special Issue #68 Help Wanted OnLine PDF August 7th 2021

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July 31st, 2021 Extra Issue #67 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending July 31st, 2021, there were 7,598 new postings, down 10% from a week ago and down 26% from four weeks ago, which was a series high of over 10,000 new ads. The monthly average of the weeks that ended in July is the highest in over a year as is shown in the graph below. Much of the over the week decline can be attributed to Retail Trade (-896 new ads) and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (-171 new ads). Other sectors that added jobs over the week include Healthcare & Social Assistance (+440 new ads) and Transportation & Warehousing (+84 new ads). Occupations with the largest new ad decreases over the week include Laborers, Freight, Stock & Material Movers (-432 new ads) and Packers & Packagers (-70 new ads). Occupations with the largest new ad increase over the week include Registered Nurses (+94 new ads), Insurance Sales Agents (+63 new ads), and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers (+53 new ads).

Thirteen sectors had job posting increases over the week and eight had increases. The decreasing sectors fell by a combined 1,495 new ads over the week, Retail Trade (-896 new ads) made up about 60% of the decrease. The retail sector losses of 896 follow an over the week gain of 816 new ads during the week ending June 24th. Amazon's over the week new ad change (-850 new ads) corresponds with the retail sector change. Other sectors with large over the week decreases include Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (-171 over the week), and Educational Services (-61 over the week). The eight increasing sectors grew by a combined 605 ads, most of the gains occurred in Health Care and Social Assistance (+440 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Healthcare, Finance & Insurance, and Manufacturing. The largest of those three industries respectively were Hartford Healthcare (71 new ads), UnitedHealth Group (104 new ads), and Stanley Black & Decker (46 new ads). The 25 employers shown above account for 16 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 19 had over the week increases and 6 had decreases. Among increasing employers, the largest over the week increase was at Charter Communications (+74 new ads). When compared to last week, many employers in retail trade had over the week decreases including Amazon (-850 new ads), Goodwill ( 18 new ads), Lowe's Companies, Inc. (-17 new ads), and Macy's (-16 new ads).

Special Issue #67 Help Wanted OnLine PDF July 31st 2021

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July 24th, 2021 Extra Issue #66 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending July 24th, 2021, there were 8,488 new postings, up 63% from a week ago and up 12% from four weeks ago. This most recent week of total new ads is the second highest weekly count of the past year. About 25% of the increase over the week occurred in Retail Trade. Employers with the largest increases were Amazon (+456 new ads), Yale-New Haven Health System (+104 new ads), and Deloitte (+79 new ads). The occupations with the largest over the week increases include Laborers & Freight, Stock & Material Movers (+371 new ads), Registered Nurses (+86 new ads), and Retail Salespersons (+59 new ads).

Nineteen sectors had job posting increases over the week and two had decreases. The increasing sectors grew by a combined 3,308 new ads over the week, Retail Trade (+816 new ads) made up about 25% of the increase. Other sectors with large over the week growth include Healthcare & Social Assistance (+481 new ads), Professional, Scientific, & Tech. (+365 new ads), and Finance & Insurance (+249 new ads). Over four weeks, 15 sectors increased and 6 decreased. The largest of each were Retail Trade (+627 new ads over four weeks) and Real Estate (-261 new ads over four weeks).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Retail Trade, Finance & Insurance, and Healthcare. The largest of those three industries respectively were Amazon (866 new ads), UnitedHealth Group (138 new ads), and Yale-New Haven Health System (84 new ads). The 25 employers shown above account for 23 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 22 had over the week increases and 3 had decreases. Among increasing employers, the largest over the week increase was at Amazon (+699 new ads). The three decreasing employers in the top 25 had new ad count declines of 40 or less over the week.

Special Issue #66 Help Wanted OnLine PDF July 24th 2021

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July 17th, 2021 Extra Issue #65 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending July 17th, 2021, there were 5,218 new postings, down 32% from a week ago and down 21% from four weeks ago. This most recent week of total new ads is the lowest since early April. About 61% of the 2,499 decline over the week occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance. Employers with the largest drops were Hartford Healthcare (-456 new ads), The Hartford Financial Group (-45 new ads) and Connecticut Children's Medical Center (-42 new ads). The occupations with the largest over the week declines include Registered Nurses (-342 new ads), Medical & Health Service Managers (-88 new ads), and Retail Salespersons (-79 new ads). Amid large overall weekly declines, employers that added the most new job ads include Amazon (+96 new ads), CVS Health (+41 new ads), and Yale-New Haven Health System (+38 new jobs).

Fourteen sectors had job posting decreases over the week, one was unchanged and six had increases. The 14 increasing industries fell by a combined 2,736 new ads over the week while the six increasing industries grew by a combined 237 new ads. Health Care and Social Assistance (-1,524 new ads) made up about 55 percent of the decline, and most of the gains among the six increasing industries occurred in Accommodation & Food Service (+163 new ads). That sector had the third highest count of job ads during the past week and displaced Finance and Insurance, which is usually in the top three.

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Healthcare, Retail Trade, and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 20 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 18 had over the week increases and 7 had decreases. Among increasing employers, Amazon (+96 new ads), CVS Health (+41 new ads), and Yale-New Haven Health System (+38 new ads) had the largest over the week increases. The 7 decreasing employers in the top 25 fell by a combined 484 new ads and most of that decline occurred at Hartford Healthcare (-456 new ads). That decrease corresponds with a 446 new ad increase during the prior week at Hartford Healthcare. Over Four weeks, the largest increase and decrease among top 25 employers were both in Retail Trade, Macys (+39 new ads) and Walgreens Boots Alliance Inc (-29 new ads).

Special Issue #65 Help Wanted OnLine PDF July 17th 2021

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July 10th, 2021 Extra Issue #64 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending July 10th, 2021, there were 7,717 new postings, down 25% from a week ago and up 32% from four weeks ago. This most recent week of total new ads is the second highest new ad level since early May, the prior week was the highest on record. The over the week decline of -2,548 was driven by Health Care and Social Assistance (-694 new ads or -23%) and Retail Trade (-42% or -576). Those two sectors had the most ads overall and accounted for about half of the overall decline across all industries. Many of the occupations with the most ads were in Heath Care and Retail Trade, including Registered Nurses (552 ads, down 27% over the week), Retail Salespersons (259 new ads, down 10% over the week), and Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers (190 new ads, down 22% over the week). This over the week drop of 25% during the week of the July 4th Holiday is less than a year ago, which fell 35% during the week ending July 4th, 2020. Total new ads are up 66% over 52 weeks.

Seventeen sectors had job posting decreases over the week and four had increases. The 17 increasing industries fell by a combined 2,605 new ads over the week. More than half of that decrease occurred in Health Care and Social Assistance (-694 new ads) and Retail Trade (-576), two industries that had large increases the week before. Some of the health care drop appears to the result of a few website that had a spike in new job posting activity a week ago and subsequently fell this week back to typical levels. In Retail Trade, a large portion of the sector decline over the week can be attributed to drops at Amazon (-293 new ads) and Home Depot (-121 new ads). Those two employers had combined 499 new ads last week and were down a 414 over the week combined. Among the four increasing sectors, the largest occurred in Real Estate, up 31 new ads or +36%.

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Healthcare, Retail Trade, and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 19 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 14 had over the week decreases, one was unchanged and 10 had increases. Among decreasing employers, Amazon (-293 new ads), St. Vincent's Health Service (-76 new ads), and Yale-New Haven Health System (-51 new ads) had the largest over the week decreases. The 10 increasing employers in the top 25 grew by a combined 586 new ads, about 75% of that growth can be attributed to Hartford Healthcare (+446 new ads). Over Four weeks, the largest increase and decrease among top 25 employers were Hartford Healthcare (+469 new ads) and Amazon (-501).

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July 3rd, 2021 Extra Issue #63 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending July 3rd, 2021, there were 10,265 new postings, up 36% from a week ago and up 61% from four weeks ago. This most recent week of total new ads is the highest new ad level in over a year and about triple the new ad count of 3,437 during the first week of July 2020. A majority of sectors had increases over the week, the largest being Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,765 new ads or +139%), Retail Trade (+389 new ads or +40%), and Accommodation & Food Services (+99 new ads or +24%). Some of the health care job ad increase may be the result of duplication via new website posting ads. The largest over the week industry decrease occurred in Real Estate, Rental & Leasing (-302 new ads or -78%). Employers with the largest over the week new ad change include Natchaug Hospital (+440 new ads) the State of Connecticut (+173 new ads), and Hartford Hospital (+170 new ads). The occupations with the largest over the week increase include Registered Nurses (+355 new ads), Medical & Health Service Managers (+112 new ads), and Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers (+108 new ads).

Fifteen sectors had job posting increases over the week and six had decreases. The 15 increasing industries grew by a combined 3,095 new ads over the week. More than half of that increase occurred in Health Care and Social Assistance (+1,765 new ads). Over the week, about 40 percent of that Health Care and Soc. Assistance increase can be attributed to a single new website posting ads, which may have distorted the deduplication filtering process conducted by Burning Glass. Other industries with large over the week increases include Retail Trade (+389 new ads or +40%) and Accommodation & Food Services (+99 new ads or +24%). Industries with the largest decreases include Real Estate, Rental, & Leasing (-302 new ads or -78%) and Manufacturing (-55 new ads or -9%).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week ending June 26th were mostly in Healthcare, Retail Trade, and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 24 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 18 had over the week increases and 7 had decreases. Among increasing employers, Natchaug Hospital (+440 new ads) and the State of Connecticut (+173 new ads) also had large over the week increases. Employers in the top 25 with the largest decreases include Amazon (-52 new ads) and Lowe's Corporation (-33 new ads). Over Four weeks, four employers were up over 100 new ads, Natchaug Hospital (+441 new ads), Hartford Hospital (+155 new ads), The Home Depot (+128 new ads), and St. Vincent's Health Service (+126 new ads).

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June 26th, 2021 Extra Issue #62 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending June 26th, 2021, there were 7,565 new postings, up 14% from a week ago and up 12% from four weeks ago. This most recent week of total new ads is the highest in five weeks and within 1,000 ads of the early May high of 8,532 new ads. A majority of sectors had increases over the week, the largest being Real Estate (+304 new ads or +362%), Manufacturing (+171 new ads or +38%), and Health Care & Social Assistance (+111 new ads or +10%). The largest over the week industry decrease occurred in Accommodations and Food Services (-89 new ads or -17.9%). Employers with the largest over the week new ad change include CBRE (+299 new ads) and Amazon (+228 new ads). The Largest employer new ad decreases occurred at Hartford Healthcare (-321 new ads) and Yale-New Haven Health System (-162 new ads).

Fifteen sectors had job posting increases over the week and six had decreases. The 15 increasing industries grew by a combined 1,124 new ads over the week. About fifty-two percent of that increase occurred in three sectors, Real Estate (+304 new ads or 27% of increase), Manufacturing (+171 new ads or 15.2% of increase) and Health Care and Social Assistance (+111 new ads or 9.9% of increase). The 6 decreasing industries fell the week by a combined 181 new ads with most of the decrease occurring in Accommodation and Food Services (-89 new ads). Over four weeks, 14 sectors had new ad increases and 7 had decreases. The largest of each occurred in Real Estate (+283 new ads) and Accommodation & Food Services (-78 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week ending June 26th were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Healthcare, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 22 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 17 had over the week increases and 8 had decreases. Among increasing employers, the largest occurred at CBRE (+299) and the largest decrease occurred at Soliant (-27 new ads). Over four weeks, the largest employer increase and decrease occurred at CBRE (+298 new ads) and Hartford Healthcare (-321 new ads).

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June 19th, 2021 Extra Issue #61 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending June 19th, 2021, there were 6,622 new postings, up 13% from a week ago and down 15% from four weeks ago. The most recent weekly increase arrests a multi-week decline from early May. A Majority of sectors had over the week increases, with some of the largest occurring in Health Care & Social Assistance (+416 new ads or +56%) and Accommodation & Food Services (+155 new ads or +45%). Sectors that lost ads over the week include Retail Trade (-272 new ads or -23%) and Real Estate (-74 new ads or -47%). Employers that had the largest ad change over the week include gains at the Hartford Healthcare (+185 new ads), Yale-New Haven Health System (+ 59 new ads), and Soliant (+55 new ads). The largest employer new ad losses occurred at Amazon (-384 new ads) and Nelnet (-66 new ads).

Sixteen sectors had job posting increases over the week, one was unchanged, and four had decreases. The 16 increasing industries grew by a combined 1,178 new ads over the week. About sixty-one percent of that increase occurred in three sectors, Health Care & Social Assistance (+416 new ads or 35.3% of increase), Accommodation & Food Services (+155 new ads or 13.2% of increase) and Professional, Sci. & Tech Services (+147 new ads or 12.5% of increase). The 4 decreasing industries fell the week by a combined 400 new ads with most of the decrease occurring in Retail Trade (-272 new ads). Over four weeks, 15 sectors had new ad decreases and 6 had increases. The largest of each occurred in Manufacturing (-362 new ads) and Information (+34 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week ending June 19thth were mostly in Retail Trade, Finance & Insurance, and Healthcare. The 25 employers shown above account for 18 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 10 had over the week increases and 15 had decreases. Among increasing employers, the largest occurred at Yale-New Haven Health System (+59 new ads) and the largest decrease occurred at Amazon (-384). Over four weeks, the largest employer increase and decrease occurred at Soliant (+43) and Amazon (-265) respectively.

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June 5th, 2021 Extra Issue #60 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending June 5th, 2021, there were 6,390 new postings, down 6% from a week ago and down 26% from four weeks ago. The most recent week continues declines from the series high four weeks ago during the week ending May 8th. A Majority of sectors had over the week declines, with some of the largest occurring in Health Care & Social Assistance (-289 new ads), Accommodation & Food Services (-109 new ads), and Manufacturing (-31 new ads). Sectors that added Jobs over the week include Finance & Insurance (+95 new ads), Admin. & Support (+29 new ads), and Educational Services (+21 new ads). Employers that had the largest ad change over the week include gains at the State of Connecticut (+74 new ads), UnitedHealth Group (+58 new ads), and Deloitte (+44 new ads), and losses at Hartford Healthcare (-185 new ads), Atria Senior Living (-47 new ads), and Restaurant Depot (-45 new ads).

Twelve sectors had job posting decreases over the week, one was unchanged, and eight had increases. The 12 decreasing industries fell by a combined 564 new ads over the week. About seventy percent of that decline occurred in two sectors, Health Care & Social Assistance (-289 new ads or -22%) and Accommodation & Food Services (-109 new ads or -22%). The 8 increasing industries grew over the week by a combined 180 new ads with most of the increase occurring in Finance & Insurance (+95 new ads). Over four weeks, 18 sectors had new ad decreases and 3 had increases. The largest of each occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (-892 new ads) and Retail Trade (+46 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week ending June 5thth were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Retail Trade, and Healthcare. The 25 employers shown above account for 21 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 20 had over the week increases and 5 had decreases. Among increasing employers, the largest occurred at the State of Connecticut (+74 new ads) and the largest decrease occurred at Hartford Healthcare (-185). Over four weeks, the largest employer increase and decrease occurred at Amazon (+151) and Hartford Healthcare (-345) respectively.

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May 29th, 2021 Extra Issue #59 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending May 29th, 2021, there were 6,774 new postings, down 13% from a week ago and down 18% from four weeks ago. This most recent weekly count continues a three week drop from the series high of 8,532 new ads during the week ending May 8th. Most of the total decline over the week occurred in Manufacturing (-344 new ads or -43%) and Retail Trade (-276 new ads or -23%). Employers in those two industries with the largest drops include General Dynamics (-158 new ads) and Raytheon (-101 new ads) in Manufacturing and CVS Health (-129 new ads) in Retail. Occupations with the largest and smallest over the week change respectively were Cooks, Restaurants (+39 new ads) and Laborers & Freight, Stock, & Material Movers, Hand (-116 new ads).

Fifteen sectors had job posting decreases over the week and six had increases. The 15 decreasing industries fell by a combined 1,215 new ads over the week. About half of that decline occurred in two sectors, Manufacturing (-344 new ads or -43%) and Retail Trade (-276 new ads or -23%). The 6 increasing industries grew over the week by a combined 234 new ads with most of the increase occurring in Health Care & Social Assistance (+159 new ads). Over four weeks, 18 sectors had new ad decreases and 3 had increases. The largest of each occurred in Retail Trade (-524 new ads) and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (+16 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week ending May 29th were mostly in Healthcare, Retail Trade and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 21 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 12 had over the week increases, 12 had decreases, and one was unchanged. Among increasing employers, the largest occurred at Hartford Healthcare (+219 new ads) and the largest decrease occurred at CVS Health over the week. Those two employers also had the largest change in the top 25 over four weeks, the former up 143 new ads and the latter down 464.

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May 22nd, 2021 Extra Issue #58 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending May 22nd, 2021, there were 7,755 new postings, down 4% from a week ago and up 17% from four weeks ago. This most recent weekly count is lowest level this month, but higher than any weekly new ad count shown in the graph below before May 2021. The past four weeks have average 8,126 new ads per week. Major industry shifts over the week include increases in Retail Trade (+252 new ads or +26%) and Accommodation & Food Services (+202 new ads or +43%). Decreasing industries over the week include Health Care & Social Assistance (-261 new ads or -18%) and Manufacturing (-198 new ads or -20%). Employers that added the most new ads this week include Amazon, General Dynamics, and Raytheon. Occupations that had the largest over the week increases include Laborers & Freight, Stock & Material Movers (+170 new ads or +98%), Supervisors of Food Prep. & Serving Workers (+92 new ads or +278%), and Pharmacy Technicians (+81 new ads or +289%).

Fifteen sectors had job posting decreases over the week ending May 15th and six had increases. The 15 decreasing industries fell by a combined 835 new ads over the week. More than half of that decline occurred in two sectors, Health Care & Social Assistance (-261 new ads) and Manufacturing (-501 new ads). The 6 increasing industries grew over the week by a combined 514 new ads with most of the increase occurring in Retail Trade (+252 new ads) and Accommodation & Food Services (+202 new ads). Over four weeks, 12 sectors had new ad increases and 9 had decreases. The largest of each occurred in Retail Trade (+525 new ads) and Information (-43 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week ending May 22nd, 2021 were mostly in Healthcare, Retail Trade and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 25 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 20 had over the week increases and 5 had decreases. Among the 20 increasing employers, the largest occurred at Amazon (+234 new ads) and Starbucks (+121 new ads). The largest decreases over the week occurred at General Dynamics (-322 new ads). Over four weeks, 18 employers had increases and 7 had decreases, the largest of each being Amazon (+403 new ads) and Deloitte (-24 new ads).

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May 15th, 2021 Extra Issue #57 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending May 15th, 2021, there were 8,076 new postings, down 6% from a week ago and up 27% from four weeks ago. This most recent weekly count is third consecutive week over 8,000 ads and more than double levels from a year ago. The 6% over the week total ad decline overlays larger industry shifts. Major sectors of Health Care & Social Assistance and Accommodation & Food Services were down 26% and 23% respectively over the week while Manufacturing and Retail Trade were up 70% and 8%. The employers with the most new ads were General Dynamics, Amazon, and Deloitte. The most common occupational new ads were Registered Nurses (324 new ads, -28% over the week) and Retail Salespersons (222 new ads, -29% over the week).

Twelve sectors had job posting decreases over the week ending May 15th and nine had increases. The 12 decreasing industries fell by a combined 1,102 new ads over the week, Health Care & Social Assistance accounted for 46% of that decline (-501 new ads), that sector was up 488 the prior week ending 5/8/21. The 9 increasing industries grew over the week by a combined 593 new ads with most of the increase occurring in Manufacturing (+413 new ads). Over four weeks, 13 sectors had new ad increases and 8 had decreases. The largest of each occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (+573 new ads) and Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (-172 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week ending May 15th, 2021 were mostly in Healthcare, Retail Trade and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 21 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 19 had over the week increases and 6 had decreases. Among the 19 increasing employers, the largest occurred at General Dynamics (+489 new ads) and Amazon (+57 new ads). The largest decreases over the week occurred at Hartford Healthcare (-321 new ads). Over four weeks, 18 employers had increases and 7 had decreases, the largest of each being General Dynamics (+484 new ads) and Deloitte (-131 new ads).

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May 8th, 2021 Extra Issue #56 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending May 8th, 2021, there were 8,585 new postings, up 367 ads from a week ago and up 4,235 or nearly double levels from four weeks ago. This most recent weekly new ads level is the highest new ad count in over a year and was driven by large increases in Health Care & Social Assistance (+488 new ads) and tempered by large decreases in Retail Trade (-572 new ads). The employers with the most new ads were Hartford Healthcare, Yale-New Haven Health System, and Amazon. The most common occupational new ads were Registered Nurses (450 new ads, +42% over the week) and Retail Salespersons (313 new ads, +30% over the week).

Thirteen sectors had job posting increases over the week ending May 8st and eight had decreases. The 13 increasing industries grew by a combined 1,062 new ads over the week, Health Care & Social Assistance accounted for 46% of that growth (+488 new ads) The 8 decreasing industries fell over the week by a combined 697 new ads with most of the decline occurring in Retail Trade (-572 new ads). Every sector had new ad increases over four weeks. The largest occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (+1,321 new ads) and Accommodations & Food Services (+333 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week ending May 8th, 2021 were mostly in Healthcare, Retail Trade and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 20 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 20 had over the week increases and 5 had decreases. Among the 20 increasing employers, the largest occurred at Hartford Healthcare (+303 new ads) and Yale-New Haven Health System (+150 new ads). The largest decreases over the week occurred at Amazon (-654 new ads). Over four weeks, 21 employers had increases and 4 had decreases, the largest of each being Hartford Healthcare (+362 new ads) and Cigna (-5 new ads).

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May 1st, 2021 Extra Issue #55 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending May 1st, 2021, there were 8,218 new postings, up 1,615 ads from a week ago and up 915 from four weeks ago. This most recent weekly new ads level is the highest new ad count in over a year and was driven by large increases in Retail Trade (+773 new ads) and Health Care & Social Assistance (+233 new ads). The employers with the most new ads were Amazon, the State of Connecticut, and Hartford Healthcare. The over the week increase at Amazon alone accounts for 47% of overall new ad increases. The most common occupational new ads were Freight, Stock, & Material Movers (421 new ads, +297% over the week) and Registered Nurses (317 new ads, +40% over the week).

Twelve sectors had job posting increases over the week ending May 1st and nine had decreases. Seventy percent of the overall increase occurred in Retail Trade (+773 new ads), Health Care & Social Assistance (+233 new ads), and Educational Services (+120 new ads). The 9 decreasing industries fell over the week by a combined -146 new ads, the largest drops occurring in Finance & Insurance (-80 new ads) and Public Administration (-21 new ads). Over four weeks, 12 industries had increases and 9 had decreases, the largest of each occurred in Retail Trade (+605 new ads) and Information (-181 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week ending May 1st, 2021 were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Retail Trade, and Health Care. The 25 employers shown above account for 23 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 17 had over the week increases and 8 had decreases. Among the 17 increasing employers, the largest occurred at Amazon (+766 new ads) and Hartford Healthcare (+68 new ads). The largest decreases over the week occurred at Trinity Health (-39 new ads). Over four weeks, 18 employers had increases and 7 had decreases, the largest of each being Amazon (+794 new ads) and Yale University (-145 new ads).

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April 24th, 2021 Extra Issue #54 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending April 24th, 2021, there were 6,603 new postings, up 250 ads from a week ago and up 365 from four weeks ago. This most recent weekly new ads level continues the trend of higher levels seen during the past two months than the preceding 11-month period from April 2020-Feburary 2021. The two month average level is 6,325 per week whereas it was 4,208 ads per week during the prior 11-month period. About a third of the total new ads occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (1,198 new ads or 18% of total), Retail Trade (689 new ads or 10%) and Finance & Insurance (556 new ads or 8%). The most common occupational new ads were Retail Salespersons (243 new ads, +26% over the week) and Registered Nurses (227 new ads, +30% over the week). The employers with the most new ads were Deloitte, Yale-New Haven Health System, and Cigna.

Ten sectors had job posting increases over the week ending April 24th and eleven had decreases. Most of the overall increase occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (+343 new ads), Finance & Insurance (+105 new ads). Of the 11 decreasing industries, the largest occurred in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (-194 new ads). Over four weeks, 17 industries had increases, the largest occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (+131 new ads), Manufacturing (+95 new ads) and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (+79 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week ending April 24th, 2021 were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Health Care, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 15 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 20 had over the week increases and 5 had decreases. Among the 18 increasing employers, the largest occurred at Trinity Health (+62 new ads) and Amazon (+40 new ads). The largest decreases over the week occurred at Deloitte (-153 new ads). Over four weeks, 18 employers had increases and 7 had decreases, the largest of each being Deloitte (+47 new ads) and UnitedHealth Group (-54 new ads).

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April 17th, 2021 Extra Issue #53 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending April 17rd, 2021, there were 6,353 new postings, up 2,003 ads from a week ago and up 428 from four weeks ago. This most recent week of total new ads represents a rebound from the prior week, which was the lowest new ad count since February. About half of the increase over the week occurred in Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (18% of total change), Health Care & Social Assitance (13%), Accommodation & Food Services (7%), Finance & Insurance (6%) and Administrative & Support (+6%). The two occupations with the largest ad increases are Security Guards (+87 new ads) and Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing (+56 new ads). The current week's count of total new ads exceeds levels had during the 11-month period from April 2020-February 2021.

Most sectors had job posting increases over the week ending April 17th and three had a combined decrease of 32 ads. Most of the overall increase occurred in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (+362 new ads) Health Care & Social Assistance (+257 new ads), and Accommodation & Food Services (+140 new ads). These three new ad increases account for 38 percent of the total increase that occurred over the week. Over four weeks, Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (+304 new ads) had the biggest increase and Health Care & Social Assistance (-294 new ads) had the biggest decrease.

Employers with the most new job postings during the week ending April 17th, 2021 were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Health Care, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 18 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 18 had over the week increases, two were unchanged, and 5 had decreases. Among the 18 increasing employers, the largest occurred at Deloitte (+227 new ads) and Allied Universal (+91 new ads). The largest decreases over the week occurred at Hartford Healthcare (-25 new ads). Over four weeks, 17 employers had increases and 7 had decreases, the largest of each being Deloitte (+222 new ads) and Hartford Healthcare (-68 new ads).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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April 10th, 2021 Extra Issue #52 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending April 10rd, 2021, there were 4,350 new postings, down 3,026 ads from a week ago and down 3,115 from four weeks ago. This most recent week of total new ads is the lowest level in 6 weeks. Most of this sizeable shift occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (-621 new ads), Information (-248 new ads), and Educational Services (-228 new ads). Employers with the largest over the week decline include Yale University (-146 new ads), The State of Connecticut (-111 new ads), and Allied Universal (-51 new ads). The two occupations with the largest ad declines are Registered Nurses (-157 new ads) and Retail Salespersons (-120 new ads). Despite this most recent weekly dip, overall new ads since March has been the highest combined six week count of the past year.

Most sectors had job posting decreases over the week ending April 10th and three had a combined increase of 10 ads. Most of the overall decrease occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (-621 new ads), Information (-248 new ads), and Educational Services (-228 new ads). Total ads with unspecified industry classification were also down 600 ads over the week. These four new ad declines account for 57 percent of the total decline that occurred over the week. Of the 18 decreasing sectors, over the week percent change ranged from -15% (Retail Trade) to -79% (Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week ending April 10th, 2021 were mostly in Retail Trade, Finance & Insurance, and Health Care & Social Assistance. The 25 employers shown above account for 20 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 18 had over the week increases, and 7 had decreases. Among the 18 increasing employers, the largest occurred at Dollar Tree (+35 new ads) and Advantage Sales & Marketing (+28 new ads). The largest decreases over the week occurred at UnitedHealth Group (-47 new ads). Over Four weeks, 17 employers had increases and 8 had decreases, the largest of each being The Home Depot (+55 new ads) and Hartford Healthcare (-50 new ads).

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April 3rd, 2021 Extra Issue #51 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending April 3rd, 2021, there were 7,303 new postings, up 1,065 ads from a week ago and up 1,017 from four weeks ago. This most recent week of total new ads is the second highest level since the pandemic began over a year ago. It is just 2.1 percent less than the 52 week high of 7,465 which occurred during the week ending March 13th, 2021. Industries that drove this over the week increase include Information (+277 new ads), Retail Trade (+170 new ads), and Health Care & Social Assistance (+152 new ads). Most industries saw gains over the week, only five sectors were down a combined -127 new ads. Employers with the most new ads include Yale University (174 new ads), The State of Connecticut (+115 new ads), and The Home Depot (+93 new ads). The two occupations with the most job ads Registered Nurses and Retail Salespersons saw large gains, respectively up 36% and 30% from a week ago. Overall, the past five weeks have had the highest combined new ad count since the pandemic lockdown of early last year.

Fifteen sectors had job posting increases over the week ending April 3rd, two were unchanged, and four had decreases. Most of the overall increase occurred in Information (+227 new ads), Retail Trade (+170 new ads), and Health Care & Social Assistance (+152 new ads). Increasing sectors added a combined 1,192 new ads and decreasing sectors fell a combined -127 new ads. Over four weeks, sixteen sectors had increases and five had decreases. The largest four-week increases occurred in Retail Trade (+288 new ads), Information (+165 new ads) and Educational Services (+131 new ads). Combined four-week new ad decreases across the five decreasing industries was -131 new ads, with most of that occurring in Manufacturing (-86 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week ending April 3rd, 2021 were mostly in Retail Trade, Finance & Insurance, Retail Trade, and Health Care. The 25 employers shown above account for 16 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 16 had over the week increases, one was unchanged, and 8 had decreases. Among the 16 increasing employers, the largest occurred at Yale University (+118 new ads) and the State of Connecticut (+113 new ads). The largest decreases over the week occurred at UnitedHealth Group (-33 new ads). Over Four weeks, 15 employers had increases and 10 had decreases, the largest of each being Yale University (+156 new ads) and Merck & Company (-81 new ads).

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March 27th, 2021 Extra Issue #50 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending March 27th, 2021, there were 6,238 new postings, up 313 ads from a week ago and up 2,015 from four weeks ago. This over the week increase positions the week ending March 27th as the third highest new ad level over the past 12 months, with the three highest occurring all within the past four weeks. Industries that drove this increase include Educational Services (+100 new ads over the week), Retail Trade (+55 new ads over the week), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (+31 new ads over the week). Though many industries had increases, others were down. The largest over the week declines occurred in Manufacturing (-92 new ads), Health Care & Social Assistance (-82 new ads), and Accommodation & Food Services (-46 new ads). Overall, the month of March had the highest total new ad count of past 12 months.

Twelve sectors had job posting decreases over the week ending March 27th and 7 had increases, and one was unchanged. Most of the overall increase over the week occurred in unspecified industry ads. The largest decreases occurred in Manufacturing (-92 new ads), Health Care & Social Assistance (-82 new ads) and Accommodation & Food Services (-46 new ads). The largest industry increases occurred in Educational Services (+100 new ads), Retail Trade (+55 new ads), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (+31 new ads). Over Four weeks, every industry group had sizable increases, the largest being Retail Trade (+316 over four weeks), Health Care & Social Assistance (+250 over four weeks), and Accommodation & Food Service (+179 over four weeks).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week ending March 27th, 2021 were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Retail Trade, and Health Care. The 25 employers shown above account for 15 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 14 had over the week increases and 11 had decreases. Among the 14 increasing employers, the largest occurred at UnitedHealth Group (+71 new ads) and BJ's Wholesale Club (+48 new ads). The largest decreases over the week occurred at Hartford Healthcare (-31 new ads). Over Four weeks, 23 employers had increases and 2 had decreases, the largest of each being UnitedHealth Group (+77 new ads), BJ's Wholesale Club (+59 new ads), and Yale University (+46 new ads).

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March 20th, 2021 Extra Issue #49 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending March 20th, 2021, there were 5,925 new postings, down 1,540 ads from a week ago and up 5% from four weeks ago. This decline follows the highest weekly new ad count in over a year and is the fifth highest level over the past 52 weeks. Every industry declined over the week, but most were up over four weeks. About half of the over the week declines occurred in five industries, Health Care & Social Assistance (19% of weekly declines), Educational Services (-11%), Pro.,Sci.,&Tech. Services (7%), Retail Trade (7%), and Manufacturing (5%).

Every sector had job posting decreases over the week ending March 20th. The largest over the week decreases include Health Care & Social Assistance (-281 new ads or -20%), Educational Services (-165 new ads or 49%), and Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (-110 new ads or -24%). Over four weeks seven had decreases and fourteen had increases. The largest increase over four weeks occurred in Accommodation & Food Services (+204 new ads or +83%) and the largest decrease occurred in Health Care and Social Assistance (-180 new ads or -14%).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week ending March 20th, 2021 were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Retail Trade, and Health Care. The 25 employers shown above account for 15 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 14 had over the week increases and 11 had decreases. Among the 14 increasing employers, the largest occurred at Boston Market (+61 new ads) and Quest Diagnostics Inc. (+34 new ads). The largest decreases over the week occurred at Yale-New Haven Health System (-53 new ads). Over Four weeks, 19 employers had increases and 6 had decreases, the largest of each being Quest Diagnostics Inc. (+38 new ads) and Hartford Healthcare (-169 new ads).

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March 13th, 2021 Extra Issue #48 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending March 13th, 2021, there were 7,465 new postings, up 19% ads from a week ago and up 86% from four weeks ago. This is the highest new ad count in over a year and is shown in the graph below exceeding the prior peak of 7,242 new ads for the week ending March 7th, 2020. This growth was driven by the Health Care & Social Assistance, Retail Trade, and Accommodation & Food Service industries, which accounted for a combined 41% of the 1,179 new ad increase over the week. Occupations with the largest over the week increase include Wholesale & Manufacturing Sales Representatives (+58 new ads or +38%), Security Guards (+56 new ads or +200%), and Medical & Health Service Managers (+52 new ads or +68%).

Most sectors had job posting increases over the week ending March 13th. The largest over the week increases include Health Care & Social Assistance (+333 new ads or +26%), Retail Trade (+193 new ads or 15%), and Accommodation & Food Service (+125 new ads or +37%). Five sectors had a combined 105 new ad decrease over the week, Information (-60 new ads) had the largest decline. Every sector had ad increases over four weeks. Major sector four week increases include Health Care & Social Assistance (+767 new ads or +114%), Accommodation & Food Service (+352 new ads or +320%), and Manufacturing (+221 new ads or +61%).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week ending March 13th, 2021 were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Retail Trade, and Health Care. The 25 employers shown above account for 14 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 21 had over the week increases and 4 had decreases. Among the 21 increasing employers, the largest occurred at The Home Depot (+50 new ads), Genesis Healthcare Corporation (+42 new ads) and Yale University (+41 new ads). All but one employer in the top 25 increased over four weeks, the largest were Yale-New Haven Health System (+79 new ads), the State of Connecticut (+61 new ads), and Hartford Healthcare (+47 new ads).

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March 6th, 2021 Extra Issue #47 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending March 6th, 2021, there were 6,286 new postings, up 49% ads from a week ago, the highest weekly new ad count since the week ending March 7th, 2020. This increase was driven by Health Care, Manufacturing, and Retail Trade, which accounted for a combined 44% of over the week increases. When compared to job ads from the first week of March 2020, current weekly new ads are proportionally higher in Manufacturing, Information, and Professional Services while proportionally lower in Finance & Insurance, Retail Trade, and Accommodations and Food Services.

Every sector except Other Services had job posting increases over the week ending March 6th. The largest sector increases over the week occurred in Health Care and Social Assistance (+430 new ads or +53%), Manufacturing (+275 new ads or 80%), and Retail Trade (+198 new ads or +53%). These three industries accounted for 44 percent of total over the week increases while being less than 39 percent of overall new ads. Most industries had sizable percent increases over the week, some of the largest had by major industries include Information (+125% or 124 new ads), Educational Services (+116% or 170 new ads), and Manufacturing (+80% or +275 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week ending February 27th, 2021 were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Health Care, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 16 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 20 had over the week increases and 5 had decreases. The 20 increasing employers had a combined 519 new ad decrease, the largest occurred in Merck & Company (+111 new ads) and Fiserv (+79 new ads). Among the 5 decreasing employers in the top 25, the State of Connecticut (-49 new ads) and Stamford Hospital (-44 new ads) had the largest decreases. Over two weeks, most of the top 25 employers had increases, the largest was Merck & Company (+111 new ads) and the largest decrease was The State of Connecticut (-36 new ads).

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February 27th 2021 Extra Issue #46 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending February 27th, 2021, there were 4,223 new postings, down -25% ads from a week ago but up 5% from two weeks ago. The mid-February new ad spike echOEWS a similar uptick in January and was driven in part by Health Care & Social Assistance job ads, which accounted for over a third of over the week ad change during the past two weeks (up 656 new ads ending 2/20 and down 512 ads ending 2/27). The month of February had an average weekly new ad count of 4,459, compared to 4,255 in January. This is the highest monthly average since October 2020, which averaged 4,798 new ads per week.

All but two sectors had job posting decreases over the week ending February 27th. The largest sector decreases over the week occurred in Health Care and Social Assistance (-512 new ads or -39%), Retail Trade (-234 new ads or -39%), and Manufacturing (-152 new ads or -31%). The two with increases were Other Services (+28 ads or +33% and Arts, Entertainment & Recreation (+1 ad or +2%). Over two weeks most industries had new ad increases. The largest being Health Care & Social Assistance (+144 since 2/13) and Accommodation and Food Services (+114 since 2/13). The largest industry decrease over two weeks occurred in Retail Trade (-169 since 2/13).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week ending February 27th, 2021 were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Health Care, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 18 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 14 had over the week decreases and 11 had decreases. The 14 decreasing employers had a combined 309 new ad decrease, the largest occurred in Hartford Healthcare (-177 new ads) and CVS Health (-34 new ads). Among the 12 increasing employers in the top 25, the State of Connecticut (+75 new ads) and Stamford Hosptial (+53 new ads) had the largest increases. Over two weeks, most of the top 25 employers had increases, the largest was the State of Connecticut (+78 new ads) and the largest decrease was Travelers (-14 new ads).

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February 13th 2021 Extra Issue #45 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending February 13th, 2021, there were 4,022 new postings, up 72 ads from a week ago. This 2% overall increase overlays broader industry-level change. Retail Trade (+141 new ads or 35%) and Health Care & Social Assistance (+78 new ads or +13%) saw large ad increases. Employers that added the most ads over the week were Apple (+67 new ads) and Hartford Healthcare (+52 new ads). The largest Industry decreases occurred in Finance & Insurance (-76 new ads or -21%) and Accommodation & Food Service (-62 new ads or -36%). New ads are down 28% over four weeks from the four-month high of 5,597 new ads had during the week ending January 16th.

Thirteen sectors had job posting decreases over the week and eight had increases. The statewide over the week increase of 72 ads across all sectors is the result of decreasing industries down a combined 298 ads and the eight increasing industries up 370. 10 of the sectors had over the week change of 10 new ads or less. All but four sectors saw declines over four weeks, the largest being Retail Trade (-371 new ads or -41%), Health Care & Social Assistance (-358 new ads or 35%), and Accommodation & Food Service (-167 new ads or -60%). Of the four industries that didn't decline over four weeks, Mining and Agriculture were unchanged while Information (+25 new ad) and Management (+1 new ad) saw slight gains.

Employers with the most new job postings during the week ending February 6th, 2021 were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Health Care, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 19 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 16 had over the week increases and 9 had decreases. The 16 increasing employers had a combined 308 new ad increase, the largest occurred in Apple Inc. (+67 new ads) and Quest Diagnostics (+47 new ads). Among the 9 decreasing employers in the top 25, Lowe's Companies (-21 new ads) and Anthem Blue Cross (-14 new ads) had the largest decreases. Over Four weeks, most of the top 25 employers had increases, the largest were Apple Inc. (+67 new ads), GameStop Incorporated (+40 new ads), and Quest Diagnostics (+33 new ads). Of the 10 top 25 employers with four-week decreases, the largest were Hartford Healthcare (-137 new ads), Allied Universal (-39 new ads), and Anthem Blue Cross (-29 new ads).

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February 6th 2021 Extra Issue #44 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending February 6th, 2021, there were 3,950 new postings, down 4% from a week ago. This overall decline was driven by Health Care & Social Assistance, down 295 new ads or 33%. The overall new ad count of 3,950 is down 1,647 ads from the January high of 5,597 which occurred during the week ending January 16th. 57 percent of that three-week decline occurred in Retail Trade (-512 new ads over three weeks) and Health Care and Social Assistance (-436 new ads over three weeks). The employers with the largest new ad decline from that January peak include Petco and Hartford Healthcare. Employers that have added jobs since that peak include Raytheon (+34 new ads), Ernst & Young (+26 new ads), Yale University (+20 new ads) and Dattco Travel (+20 new ads).

Fourteen sectors had job posting decreases over the week and seven had increases. The statewide over the week decline of -168 across all sectors is the result of decreasing industries down a combined 469 ads and the seven increasing industries up 301. The largest sector declines occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (-295 new ads or -33%) and the largest increase occurred in Real Estate & Rental (+48 new ads or +96%).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week ending February 6th, 2021 were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Health Care, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 20 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 16 had over the week increases, one was unchanged, and 8 had decreases. The 16 increasing employers had a combined 288 new ad increase, the largest occurred in Lowe's Companies (+36 new ads) and CDS Corporate (+33 new ads). Among the 8 decreasing employers in the top 25, 70 percent of over the week declines occurred in CVS Health (-106 new ads) and Hartford Healthcare (-110 new ads).

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January 30th 2021 Extra Issue #43 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending January 30th, 2021, there were 4,118 new postings, down 8% from a week ago but up 69% from four weeks ago. The despite this decline during the last week of the month, January averaged 4,254 new ads per week, a three-month high. December and November respectively averaged 3,834 and 3,821 new ads per week. This January 2021 level is 16% below a year ago in January 2020, which averaged 5,073 new ads per week. The industries with the largest over the week declines include Health Care & Social Assistance (-193 new ads or -18%) and Accommodation & Food Services (-183 new ads or -55%). The largest industry increase over the week occurred in Educational Services (+41 new ads or 35%).

Eleven sectors had job posting decreases over the week, three were unchanged, and seven had increases. The largest sector declines occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (-193 new ads or 18%) and Accommodation & Food Services (-183 new ads or 55%). Of the seven increasing sectors, the largest occurred in Educational Services (+41 new ads or +35%). The statewide over the week decline of -375 across all sectors is the result of decreasing industries down a combined 510 ads and the seven increasing industries up 135. The Employers with the most ads in the three aforementioned sectors include Hartford Hospital (NAICS 62), Outback Steakhouse (NAICS 72), and Yale University (NAICS 61).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week ending January 30, 2021 were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Health Care, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 25 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 15 had over the week increases, two were unchanged, and 8 had decreases. The 15 increasing employers had a combined 287 new ad increase over the week and the 8 decreasing employers accounted for a combined 166 new ad decrease. CVS Health (+57 new ads) had the largest over the week increase and Hartford Healthcare (-82 new ads) had the largest decrease.

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January 23rd 2021 Extra Issue #42 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending January 23rd, 2021, there were 4,493 new postings, down 20% from a week ago but up 34% from four weeks ago. This level is the third highest new ad count since early November. This over the week drop is driven by Retail Trade (-421 new ads) and Transportation & Warehousing (-98 new ads), which account for a combined 47% of total over the week change. Almost 60% of Retail Trade over the week change can be attributed to Petco (-201 new ads) and Dollar Tree (-49 new ads). Over the week Transportation & Warehousing declines were the result of smaller drops across a larger share of employers in that industry.

Fifteen sectors had job posting increases over the week, one was unchanged and five had increases. Most of the new ad decreases occurred in Retail Trade (-421 new ads or -46%) and Transportation & Warehousing (-98 new ads or 52%) Of the five increasing sectors, the largest were Accommodation & Food Service (+57 new ads or +21%) and Health Care and Social Assistance (+52 new ads or +5%).

Over four weeks, all but three sectors increased. The largest four-week increases occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (+494 new ads or +84%), Accommodation & Food Service (+232 new ads or +227%), and Manufacturing (+139 new ads or +52%). Of the three decreasing industries over four weeks, the largest was Retail Trade (-192 new ads or -28%) and reflects seasonal employment for that industry.

Employers with the most new job postings during the week ending January 16, 2021 were mostly in Health Care, Finance & Insurance, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 26 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 22 had over the week increases, 3 had decreases. The 22 increasing employers had a combined 572 new ad increase over the week and the 4 decreasing employers accounted for a combined 39 new ad decrease. McDonald's (+73new ads), CVS Health (+61 new ads), and Mercy Hospital (+51 new ads) had the largest new ad increases over the week.

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January 16th 2021 Extra Issue #41 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending January 16th, 2021, there were 5,597 new postings, up 21% from a week ago and up 42% from four weeks ago. This level is the highest new ad count in over four months and the second highest since mid-June 2020, the highest being 5,959 during the week ending September 5th. Current levels also compare favorably to levels from 12 months ago. Half of this increase over the week is driven by Retail Trade (+361 new ads) and Manufacturing (+125 new ads). Most of the retail new ad increase over the week is due to Petco (+201 new ads) and Dollar Tree (+38 new ads). Manufacturers with the largest increases over the week include General Dynamics (+19 new ads), Henkel (+8 new ads), and Boehringer Ingelheim (+7 new ads).

Sixteen sectors had job posting increases over the week and five had decreases. Most of the new ad increases occurred in Retail Trade (+361 new ads or +66%), Manufacturing (+125 new ads or +45%), and Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (+87 new ads or +32%). These three industries combined accounted for 59% of overall new ad increases over the week. The five decreasing sectors had over the week declines between -3 and -23 new ads. The largest declines occurred in Arts, Entertainment & Recreation (-23 new ads or -37%), Real Estate & Rental (-17 new ads or -19%), and Management (-11 new ads or -79%).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week ending January 16, 2021 were mostly in Retail Trade, Finance & Insurance, and Health Care. The 25 employers shown above account for 22 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 21 had over the week increases, 4 had decreases. The 21 increasing employers had a combined 735 new ad increase over the week and the 4 decreasing employers accounted for a combined 31 new ad decrease. Petco (+210 new ads), Hartford Healthcare (+102 new ads), and Allied Universal (+44 new ads) had the largest new ad increases over the week.

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January 9th 2021 Extra Issue #40 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending January 9nd, 2021, there were 4,629 new postings, up 90% from a week ago and about even with levels from four weeks ago. This rebound in total new ads follows the lowest weekly level in over seven months and is currently above the seven-month weekly average of 4,474 new ads. About a third of this increase occurred in Health Care and Social Assistance (+516 new ads) and Manufacturing (+174 new ads). Employers with the largest over the week increases include Hartford Healthcare (+84 new ads), Dattco Travel (+32 new ads), and Cigna Corporation (+31 new ads)

Every sector had job posting increases over the week. Most of the new ad increases occurred in Health Care and Social Assistance (+516 new ads or +117%), Manufacturing (+174 new ads or +164%), and Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (+167 new ads or +165%). These three industries combined accounted for 39% of overall new ad increases over the week. Most new ad industry levels for the week ending January 9th are within 100 ads of their levels from four weeks prior. Industries with large four-week differences include Health Care & Social Assistance (-237 new ads over four weeks) and Retail Trade (-114 new ads over four weeks).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week ending January 9, 2021 were mostly in HealthCare, Retail Trade, and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 11 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 19 had over the week increases, 6 had decreases. The 19 increasing employers had a combined 291 new ad increase over the week and the 6 decreasing employers accounted for a 185 new ad decrease. Hartford Healthcare (+84 new ads) had the largest increase and CVS Health (-162 new ads) had the largest decrease over the week.

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January 2th 2021 Extra Issue #39 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending January 2nd, 2021, there were 2,431 new postings, down 27% or -924 new ads from a week before. This decrease is driven by declines in Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (-188 new ads), Retail Trade (-176), and Manufacturing (-161 new ads). This new ad level is the lowest in over 7 months and corresponds with a recent economic slowdown that is attributed to the recent increase in coronavirus (Covid-19) cases and efforts to contain the pandemic. Employers with the largest over the week decreases include The Home Depot (-219 new ads), Hartford Healthcare (-72 new ads), Raytheon (-68 new ads) and Lowe's Companies (-39 new ads).

Fifteen sectors had job posting decreases over the week, one was unchanged and five had increases. Most of the new ad decreases occurred in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (-188 new ads or -65%), Retail Trade (-176 new ads or -26%) and Manufacturing (-161 new ads or 60%). These three industries combined accounted for more than half the overall new ad decreases over the week. The gains in the five increasing industries were comparatively small, the largest being Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation (+25 new ads or +167%), Other Services (+19 new ads or +53%), and Construction (+10 new ads or +37%).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week ending January 2, 2021 were mostly in Retail Trade, Health Care, and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 22 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 17 had over the week increases, 8 had decreases. The 17 increasing employers had a combined 218 new ad increase over the week and the 8 decreasing employers accounted for a 314 new ad decrease. CVS Health (+113 new ads) had the largest increase over the week. The Home Depot (-219 new ads) had the largest decrease over the week and follows a 239 new ad gain over the prior week.

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December 31st, 2020 Extra Issue #38 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending December 26, 2020, there were 3,353 new postings, down 15% or -593 new ads from a week before. This decrease is driven by declines in Heath Care & Social Assistance (-214 new ads), Finance & Insurance (-214), and Educational Services (-104 new ads) and tempered by over the week gains in Retail Trade (+255 new ads). The 15% decline during the past week echOEWS the 15.6% over the week decline during the week ending December 19th. The graph below shows that a mid December new ad peak and decline leading into holidays also occurred in late 2019. Total new ads are currently 6 ads less than the 3,359 level had during the week ending December 5th, 2020.

Sixteen sectors had job posting decreases, two were unchanged, and three had increases. Some of the largest over the week decreases occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (-214 new ads or -27%), Finance & Insurance (-104 new ads or -28%), and Educational Services (-95 new ads or -53%). Employers with the most new ad decreases in these three industries respectively are Trinity Health (-39 new ads), Deloitte (-36 new ads), and Yale University (+28 new ads). Almost all of the new ad increase among the three increasing industries occurred in Retail Trade (+255 new ads), Home Depot (+238 new ads) had the largest increase in that industry.

Employers with the most new job postings during the week ending December 26, 2020 were mostly in Retail Trade, Health Care, and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 31 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 18 had over the week increases, one was unchanged and 6 had decreases. The Home Depot (+238 new ads) had the largest increase in the top 25 and accounts for almost all of the new Retail Trade ads increases during the week. Of the six decreasing industries, the largest occurred in Deloitte (-36 new ads), Hartford Healthcare (-27 new ads), and the State of Connecticut (-26 new ads).

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December 12th, 2020 Extra Issue #37 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending December 12, 2020, there were 4,613 new postings, up 64% or +1,798 new ads from a week before. Fifty-one percent of this increase occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (+570 new ads) and Retail Trade (+348 new ads). This increase echOEWS shifts experienced one year earlier. During December 2019, new ads were down 811 during the first week and up 1,571 during the second week. The two most recent weeks experienced similar shifts, down 658 during the first week of December 2020 and up 1,786 during the week ending December 12, 2020. This new ad level is the highest since October 2020. The graph below also illustrates how new ads are down 26% over 52 weeks.

Every sectors had job posting increases over the week and 16 had increases over four weeks. Some of the largest over the week increases occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (+570 new ads or +91%), Retail Trade (+348 new ads or +110%), and Finance & Insurance (+173 new ads or +78%). Employers with the most new postings in these three industries respectively are Hartford Healthcare (+49 new ads), CVS Health (+231 new ads), and Anthem Blue Cross (+60 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings were mostly in Health Care and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 23 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 22 had over the week increases and 3 had decreases. The largest increases in the top 25 were had by CVS Health (+192 new ads), Lowe's Companies Inc (+55 new ads), and Anthem Blue Cross (+44 new ads). The three deceasing top 25 employers were Trinity Health (-26 new ads), Hartford Healthcare (-14 new ads), and Yale-New Haven Health System (-5 new ads).

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December 5th, 2020 Extra Issue #36 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending December 5, 2020, there were 2,815 new postings, down 19% or -670 new ads from a week before. This overall decrease was driven by declines in Accommodation & Food Services (-226 new ads), Finance & Insurance (-224 new ads), and Retail Trade (-191 new ads) and buoyed by an over the week increase in Health Care & Social Assistance (+128 new ads). This weekly drop in early December is similar to percent change that occurred during the same time last year. In late 2019 and late 2020, new ads fell by over 20 percent in the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, rebounded during the second half of November and fell by over 15 percent during the first week of December. The graph below also illustrates how total weekly new ads have in 2020 shifted to lower levels after Covid-19 impacted the economy.

15 sectors had job posting decreases over the week, 3 were unchanged, and 3 had increases. Some of the largest percent decreases occurred in Accommodation & Food Services (-63% or -226 new ads), Educational Services (-55% or -94 new ads), and Finance & Insurance (-50% or -224). Employers within those three industries with large declines include Boston Market (-100% or 223 new ads), Yale University (-81% or -34 new ads), Deloitte (-86.4% or -19 new ads), and Ernst & Young (-60% or -18 new ads). Of the 3 increasing industries, the largest percent increase occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (+26% or +128 new ads). Employers in Healthcare & Social Assistance with large increases include the three employers with the largest over the week gains overall, Hartford Healthcare (+59 over the week), Griffin Health (+55 new ads), and Trinity Health (+45 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings were mostly in Health Care, Retail Trade, Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 21 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25 employers, 11 had over the week increases, one was unchanged, and 13 had decreases. The largest increases were had by Hartford Hospital (+59 new ads), Griffin Health (+55 new ads), and Trinity Health (+45 new ads). Of the 13 decreasing employers, the largest declining employers were Anthem Blue Cross (-63 new ads), BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc. (-25 new ads), and the State of Connecticut (-23 new ads).

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November 28th, 2020 Extra Issue #35 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending November 28, 2020, there were 3,485 new postings, down 7% or -256 new ads from a week before. This overall change overlays industry level losses and gains, 12 were down a combined 782 new ads over the week and 9 were up a combined 526. The largest decreases occurred in Healthcare & Social Assistance, Manufacturing, and Information. These three sectors were down a combined 395 new ads from the prior week. Of the 9 sectors with new ad increases, the largest occurred in Accommodations & Food Services, Finance & Insurance, and Educational Services which added a combined 436 new ads. The three most recent weeks of new ad postings represent the lowest combined level since early May and differs from the 6-7 week trough pattern which occurred from July through late-September.

12 sectors had job posting decreases over the week and 9 had increases. Some of the largest percent decreases occurred in Information (-60% or -65 new ads), Manufacturing (-32% or -96 new ads), and Health Care & Social Assistance (-32% or -235). Of the 9 increasing industries, the largest percent increases occurred in Accommodation & Food Services (+218% or +244 new ads), Construction (+133% or +48 new ads), and Finance and Insurance (+47% or +142 new ads). The over the week increases in Accommodation & Food Services correspond with Boston Market posting 223 new ads during the week after previously posting zero.

Employers with the most new job postings for the were mostly in Retail Trade, Finance & Insurance and Health Care. The 25 employers shown above account for 31.7 percent of all new ads. Retail Trade and Finance & Insurance employers both had 7 of the top 25 and most of those employers. The employers with the largest overall increases over the week were Boston Market (+223 new ads), Humana (+75 New Ads), and Macy's (+53 new ads). All but two of the top 25 employers had over the week gains. The two with decreases were Cigna Corporation (-6 new ads) and BJ's Wholesale Club Inc. (-5 new ads).

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November 27th, 2020 Extra Issue #34 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending November 21, 2020, there were 3,741 new postings, up +6% or +227 new ads from a week before. Increasing industries added 445 new ads over the week, with 45% occurring in Health Care & Social Assistance (+200 new ads). Decreasing industries had a combined 218 fewer jobs over the week, with the largest decline in Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (-82 new ads). Companies that accounted for a large share of over the week increase include Hartford Healthcare, Apple Inc., and Dattco Travel. Though up from a week ago, the past two weeks have been the lowest consecutive new ads levels of the past six months. Prior troughs in July, August, and September had quick rebounds to levels closer to the six-month average of 4,679 new ads per week.

11 sectors had job posting decreases over the week, one was unchanged 9 had increases. Some of the largest percent decreases occurred in Accommodation & Food Services (-24% or -35 new ads), Transportation & Warehousing (-24% or -33 new ads), and Prof., Sci., & Tech. Services (-24% or -82 new ads). The 9 increasing industries accounted for a combined 445 more new ads over the week, the largest being Health Care & Social Assistance (+200 new ads or +38%).

Employers with the most new job postings for the were mostly in Retail Trade, Health Care, and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 24.4 percent of all new ads. Retail Trade employers were 9 of the top 25 and most of those employers had increases over prior weeks. The employers with the largest overall increases over the week were Hartford Healthcare (+163 new ads), Apple Inc. (+91 new ads), and Dattco Travel (+91 new ads). Six of the top 25 employers had over the week decreases, the largest being United Parcel Service (UPS) (-42 new ads), Cigna Corporation (-23 new ads), and Advance Auto Parts (-18 new ads).

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November 20th, 2020 Extra Issue #33 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending November 14, 2020, there were 3,514 new postings, down 22% from a week before. Decreasing industries had a combined over the week posting change of -1,144 new ads and increasing industries added 141 new ads, resulting in the overall net change of -1,003 new ads. Industries with the largest share of over the week overall net change include Health Care (-558 new ads), Educational Services (-75 new ads), and Transportation & Warehousing (-63 new ads). This Drop continues a pattern that began in late May. New ad lows of around 3,500 occurred every six weeks from May-September and most recently occurred after seven. A large share of the July trough was due to over the week declines Retail Trade and Accommodation & Food Services. The August, September, and November troughs have been heavily influenced by Health Care new ad over the week change.

14 sector had job posting decreases over the week, 7 had increases. Some of the largest percent decreases occurred in Health Care (-51.2% or -558 new ads), Administrative & Support (-40% or -57 new ads), and Educational Services (-38% or -75 new ads). The 7 increasing industries accounted for a combined 141 more new ads over the week, the largest being Retail Trade (+57 new ads or +12%).

Employers with the most new job postings for the were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Retail Trade, and Health Care. The 25 employers shown above account for 26.2 percent of all new ads. The employers with the largest increase over the week were Earnst & Young (+124 new ads), Petco (+104 new ads), and Cigna Corporation (+36 new ads). Eight of the top 25 employers had decreases over the week, the largest being Hartford Healthcare (-208 new ads).

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November 13th, 2020 Extra Issue #32 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending November 7, 2020, there were 4,517 new postings, down 10.7% from a week before. Decreasing industries had a combined over the week posting change of -600 new ads and increasing industries added 60 new ads, resulting in the overall net change of -540 new ads. Industries with the largest share of over the week overall net change include Retail Trade (-203 new ads), Finance and Insurance (-86 new ads), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (-35 new ads). Recent weeks of Connecticut Help Wanted Online data have exhibited their most stable levels of 2020. During the six-week period from October 3rd through November 7th, total new ads have had a range of 540 around a five-week midrange of 4,787. This range is the lowest of 2020, the next lowest new ad range was 1,056 new ads over the six weeks from April 11th through May 16, 2020.

17 sector had job posting decreases over the week, 4 had increases. Some of the largest percent decreases occurred in Wholesale Trade (-60% or -18 new ads), Utilities (-46% or -12 new ads), and Real Estate and Rental (-32% or -26 new ads). Of the 4 increasing industries, the largest increases occurred in Other Services (+25% or +15 new ads), Information (+21% or -23 new ads), and Transportation & Warehousing (+11% or +20 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings for the week ending October 31st were mostly in Retail Trade, Finance & Insurance, and Health Care. The 25 employers shown above account for 17 percent of all new ads. The employers with the largest increase over the week were H&R Block (+54 new ads), UnitedHealth Group (+28 new ads), and United Parcel Service (+28 new ads). Seven of the top 25 employers had decreases over the week, the largest being Hartford Healthcare (-196 new ads).

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November 6th, 2020 Extra Issue #31 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending October 31, 2020, there were 5,057 new postings. New postings are up 319 from a week ago and up 399 from four weeks ago. The five weeks that ended in October had a total new ad range of 394, the smallest of 2020. The second smallest range was 666 for the five-week period ending April 25th, 2020. Though overall ad counts stayed flat in recent weeks, many industries experienced large shifts during the last week of October. Growing industries added a combined 598 new postings, with the largest being Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (up 94) and Health Care & Social Assistance (up 84). Contracting industries fell by a combined -279 new postings, with most of that decline occurring in Retail Trade (down 235).

14 sector had job posting decreases over the week and 7 had increases. Some of the largest percent increases occurred in Administrative and Support (+87% or +66 new ads), Transportation and Warehousing (+42% or +54 new ads), and Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (+39% or +94 new ads). Of the 7 decreasing industries, some of the largest declines occurred in Utilities (-30% or -11 new ads), Retail Trade (-26% or -235 new ads), and Other Services (-24% or -19 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings for the week ending October 31st were mostly in Retail Trade, Finance & Insurance, and Health Care. The 25 employers shown above account for 17 percent of all new ads. The employers with the largest increase over the week were H&R Block (+54 new ads), UnitedHealth Group (+28 new ads), and United Parcel Service (+28 new ads). Seven of the top 25 employers had decreases over the week, the largest being Hartford Healthcare (-196 new ads).

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October 24th, 2020 Extra Issue #30 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending October 24, 2020, there were 4,738 new postings. New postings are down 182 new ads from a week ago and up 1,239 from the week ending September 26th. Since then, new ads averaged 4,811 over the subsequent four weeks and had a range of 261, the smallest of any four-week period in 2020. In contrast, the largest four-week range of 3,851 occurred in March during the Covid-shutdown, when total new ads fell from 7,242 during the week ending March 7th to 3,391 new ads during the week ending March 28th. Though overall ads counts have stayed relatively flat for most of October, many industries have had larger shifts. The largest increase over the week occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (+254 new ads or +34%) and the largest decrease occurred in Finance & Insurance (-86 new ads or -18%).

15 sector had job posting decreases over the week and 6 had increases. Some of the largest percent decreases occurred in Public Administration (-41% or -33 new ads), Administrative & Support (-34% or -40 new ads), and Utilities (-31% or -17 new ads). The 6 increasing industries accounted for a combined 417 new ads over the week, with 61% occurring within Health Care & Social Assistance (+34% or +254 new ads).

A majority of industries had increases over four weeks, the largest being Health Care & Social Assistance (+68% or +405 new ads) and Retail Trade (+62% or +344 new ads). The four decreasing industries represented a combined 60 new ad decrease.

Employers with the most new job postings for the week ending October 24th were mostly in Retail Trade, Finance & Insurance, and Health Care. The 25 employers shown above account for 29 percent of all new ads. The employers with the largest increase over the week were Walmart / Sam's (+263 new ads), Hartford Healthcare (+237 new ads), and St Vincent's Medical Center (+55 new ads). Eight of the top 25 employers had decreases over the week, the largest being Cigna Corporation (-42 new ads) and CVS Health (-23 new ads).

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October 17th, 2020 Extra Issue #29 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending October 17, 2020, there were 4,920 new postings. New postings are up 4 new ads from a week ago and up 175 from four weeks ago. This small weekly change overlays larger industry level shifts. Increasing industries include Finance and Insurance (+95 new ads or +25%), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (+86 new ads or +41%), and Manufacturing (+43 new ads or +35%). Industries with large decreases include Healthcare and Social Assistance (-172 new ads or -19%) and Educational Services (-69 new ads or 32%).

12 sector had job posting increases over the week and 9 had decreases. Some of the largest percent increases occurred in Construction (+77% or +33 new ads), Professional, Scientific & Technical Services (+41% or +86 new ads), and Wholesale Trade (+32% or +10 new ads). The 9 decreasing industries fell by a combined 347 ads over the week. Among decreasing industries, 49.6% occurred in Health Care and Social Assistance (-19% or -172 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings for the week ending October 17th were mostly in Retail Trade, Finance & Insurance, and Health Care. The 25 employers shown above account for 22 percent of all new ads. The employers with the largest increase over the week were Amazon (+49 new ads), Petco (+37 new ads) and CVS Health (+35 new ads). Three of the top 25 employers had decreases over the week, the largest being Hartford Healthcare (-59 new ads) and Lowe's (-59 new ads).

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October 10th, 2020 Extra Issue #28 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending October 10rd, 2020, there were 4,916 new postings. New postings are up 258 new ads from a week ago and up 201 from four weeks ago. This over the week increase was driven by Educational Services (+78 new ads or +56%), Manufacturing (+54 new ads or +19%), and Transportation and Warehousing (+43 new ads or +35%). Since early June, weekly new ads averaged 4,793 ads per week and ranged from a low of 3,459 (week ending 9/26) and a high of 5,984 (week ending 6/13).

12 sector had job posting increases over the week and 9 had decreases. Some of the largest percent increases occurred in Educational Services (+56% or +78 new ads), Public Administration (+36% or +20 new ads), and Transportation and Warehousing (+35% or +43 new ads). The 9 decreasing industries fell by a combined 278 ads over the week. Among decreasing industries, 41% occurred in Health Care and Social Assistance (-11% or -115 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings for the week ending October 10th were mostly in Retail Trade, Finance & Insurance, and Health Care. The 25 employers shown above account for 19.1 percent of all new ads for the. The employers with the largest increase over the week were Hartford Healthcare (+87 new ads), The Home Depot (+79 new ads) and the State of Connecticut (+64 new ads). Nine of the top 25 employers had decreases over the week, the largest being General Dynamics (-38 new ads) and Stamford Hospital (-37 new ads).

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October 3rd, 2020 Extra Issue #27 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending October 3rd, 2020, there were 4,658 new postings. New postings are up 1,169 new ads from a week ago and down 1,301 from four weeks ago. This over the week increase was driven by Health Care & Social Assistance (+438 new ads or +73%), Retail Trade (+174 new ads or +31%), and Accommodation and Food Services (+151 new ads or +114%). Since early June, weekly new ads have averaged 4,787 new ads per week.

17 sector had job posting increases over the week, one was unchanged, and 3 had decreases. Some of the largest percent increases occurred in Accommodation and Food Services (+114% or +151 new ads), Health Care and Social Assistance (+73 or +438 new ads), and Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (+53% or +85 new ads). The three industries with decreases over the week were Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation (-60% or -24 new ads) and Educational Services (-27% or -52 new ads) and Finance and Insurance (-1% or -4 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings for the week ending October 3rd were mostly in Retail Trade, Healthcare, and Finance and Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 21.5 percent of all new ads for the. The employers with the largest increase over the week were The Home Depot (+84 new ads) and Trinity Health (+65 new ads). Four of the top 25 employers had decreases over the week, the largest being Target (-38 new ads) and Lowe's (-23 new ads).

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September 26th, 2020 Extra Issue #26 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending September 26th, 2020, there were 3,489 new postings. New postings are down 1,256 new ads from a week ago and down 1,132 from four weeks ago. This over the week decline was driven by declines in Health Care & Social Assistance (-240 new ads or -29%), Retail Trade (-159 new ads or -22%), and Finance and Insurance (-153 new ads or -31%). Since early June through the last full week of September, total weekly new ads have troughed every six weeks to levels around 3,500 after peaking at almost 6,000.

19 sector had job posting decreases over the week and 3 had increases. Some of the largest percent decreases occurred in Real Estate (-64% or -67 new ads), Public Administration (-57% or -50 new ads), and Utilities (-57% or -21 new ads). The three industries with increases over the week were Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation (+74% or +17 new ads) and Educational Services (+34% or +48 new ads) and Agriculture (+167% or +5 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings for the week ending September 19th were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Retail Trade, and Healthcare. The 25 employers shown above account for 25.2 percent of all new ads for the week ending September 26th, 2020. The employers with the largest increase over the week were Target (+63 new ads), Betterhelp (+33 new ads), and the Norwalk Public School District (+28 new ads). Nine out of 25 employers had over the week declines, the largest being Hartford Healthcare (-57 new ads) and Amazon (-57 new ads).

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September 19th, 2020 Extra Issue #25 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending September 19th, 2020, there were 4,745 new postings. New postings are up 30 new ads from a week ago and up 124 from four weeks ago. This low over the week change was driven by 11 increasing industries, the largest being Health Care and Social Assistance (+150 new ads) and 10 decreasing industries, the largest decrease being Accommodation and Food Services (-148 new ads). Over Four weeks, the largest increases occurring in Finance and Insurance (+124 new ads or +33%) and Health Care and Social Assistance (+62 new ads or +8%).

11 sectors had job posting increases over the week and 10 had decreases. Some of the largest percent increases occurred in Wholesale Trade (+107% or +15 new ads), Utilities (+76% or +16 new ads), and Manufacturing (+26% or +68 new ads). Increasing sectors had a combined 395 ad increase over the week and declining sectors fell by 365. Major sectors with large decreases over the week include Accommodation and Food Service (-45% or -148 new ads) and Educational Services (-35% or -76 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings for the week ending September 19th were mostly in Retail Trade and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 22.5 percent of all new ads for the week ending September 19th, 2020. The employers with the largest increase over the week were Hartford Healthcare (+144 new ads), Gamestop Incorporated (+52 new ads), and Quest Diagnostics (+40 new ads). Two out of 25 employers had over the week declines, they where Travelers (-20 new ads) and Lowe's Companies, Inc (-5 new ads).

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September 12th, 2020 Extra Issue #24 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending September 12th, 2020, there were 4,715 new postings. New postings are down 13% or -688 new ads from a week ago but up 44% or +1,435 from four weeks ago. This one-week decrease was driven by Health Care & Social Assistance (-441 new ads), Manufacturing (-156 new ads) and Educational Services (-86 new ads). Decreasing sectors were down a combined 852 new ads while the six increasing sectors were up a combined 164. Every sector is up over four weeks ago. That week ending August 15th had the second lowest new ad count since mid-May. Over Four weeks, the largest increases occurred in Retail Trade, Finance & Insurance, and Accommodation & Food Service.

6 sectors had job posting increases over the week and 15 had decreases. Some of the largest percent increases occurred in Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (+30% or +64 new ads) and Administrative & Support (+30% or +41 new ads). About half of the total declines among those 15 sectors over the week was due to large declines in Healthcare and Social Assistance, which is down 441 or -39% from a week ago. Other major sectors with large decreases over the week include Manufacturing (-38% or -156 new ads) and Educational Services (-28% or -86 new ads). Though most industries had declines from a week ago, every industry had more ads than four weeks ago.

Employers with the most new job postings for the week ending September 12th were mostly in Retail Trade and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown below account for 17.5 percent of all new ads for the week ending September 12th, 2020. The employers with the largest increase over the week were Kohl's (+61 new ads), UnitedHealth Group (+35 new ads), and Allied Universal (+28 new ads). Five out of 25 employers had over the week declines, the largest were Boston Market (-43 new ads), Amazon (-29 new ads) and CVS Health (-4 new ads).

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September 5th, 2020 Extra Issue #23 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending September 5th, 2020, there were 5,403 new postings. New postings are up 7.5% or 379 ads from a week ago. This one-week increase is driven by Manufacturing (+116 new ads), Educational Services (+101 new ads) and Health Care & Social Assistance (+76 new ads). Fifteen gaining sectors had a combined 541 more new ads than the prior week. These gains were dampened by combined new ad declines of 162 in six sectors, the largest being Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (-91 new ads), Retail Trade (-48 new ads) and Utilities (-10 new ads). New postings for the week ending September 5th was a four-week high and was the fourth highest weekly count during the past six months. This weekly level is 42% higher than new posting counts from a year ago.

15 sectors had job posting increases over the week and 6 had decreases. Some of the largest percent increases occurred in Educational Services (+50% or +101 new ads), Information (+48% or +46 new ads), and Other Services (+46% or +41 new ads). The six decreasing sectors were down 91 or less over the week. Some of the largest decreases occurred in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (-91 new ads or -30%), Utilities (-10 new ads or -22%), and Retail Trade (-48 new ads or -7%).

Employers with the most new job postings for the week ending September 5th were mostly in Retail Trade, Finance & Insurance, and Health Care. The 25 employers shown below account for 19 percent of all new ads for the week ending September 5th, 2020. The employers with the largest increase over the week were The Hartford (+67 new ads), Trinity Health (+37 new ads), and The Fresh Market (+31 new ads). Eight out of 25 employers had over the week declines, the largest were UnitedHealth Group (-26 new ads), Anthem Blue Cross (-24 new ads) and Cigna Corporation (-20 new ads).

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August 29th, 2020 Extra Issue #22 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending August 29th, 2020, there were 5,024 new postings. New postings are up 9% or 403 ads from a week ago. This one-week increase is driven by Health Care & Social Assistance (+277 new ads), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (+89 new ads), Accommodation & Food Services (+89 new ads), and Finance & Insurance (+81 new ads). Ten gaining sectors had a combined 628 more new ads than the prior week. These gains were dampened by combined new ad declines of 225 in ten sectors, the largest being Information (-51 new ads), and Manufacturing (-51 new ads). There was also a decline in the number of ads where the industry was unspecified (-60 new ads). During the month of August, weekly new ads averaged 4,898 per week and averaged 4,821 during the third quarter. In comparison, weekly new ads averaged 3,686 during the second quarter of 2020 amid the height of the Covid-shutdown. Total new ads during the last week of August nearly matched levels of 5,021 had a year ago during the week ending August 31st, 2019.

10 sectors had job posting increases over the week, one was unchanged, and 10 had decreases. Some of the largest percent increases occurred in Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (+42% or +89 new postings), Real Estate (+42% or +25 new postings), and Health Care & Social Assistance (+36% or +277 new postings). The ten decreasing sectors were down 60 or less over the week. Some of the largest decreases occurred in Information (-51 new ads or -35%), Manufacturing (-51 new ads or -15%), and Retail Trade (-35 new ads or -5%).

Employers with the most new job postings for the week ending August 29th were mostly in Retail Trade, Finance & Insurance, and Accommodation & Food Service. The 25 employers shown below account for 22 percent of all new ads for the week ending August 29, 2020. The employers with the largest increase over the week were Boston Market (+105 new ads), the State of Connecticut government (+80 new ads), and Hartford Healthcare (+44 new ads). Four out of 25 employers had over the week declines, the largest were Compass Group North America (-7 new ads), Lowe's Companies, Inc (-7 new ads) and Stamford Hospital (-5 new ads).

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August 22nd, 2020 Extra Issue #21 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending August 22nd, 2020, there were 4,621 new postings. New postings are up 29% or 1,029 ads from a week ago. This large increase is driven by the 7-week low during the week ending August 15th, which can be seen in graph below. This large mid-August new ad drop isn't exclusive to Connecticut, similar declines occurred in adjacent state and in the US overall. Industries with the largest one-week increase include Retail Trade (+271 new ads), Health Care and Social Assistance (+241 new ads), and Manufacturing (+161 new ads).

17 sectors had job posting increases over the week and 3 had decreases. Some of the largest percent increases occurred in Information (+143% or +86 new postings), Manufacturing (+85 or +161 new postings), and Other Services (+72% or +34 new postings). The three decreasing sectors had slight declines over the week and were Mining (-6 new ads or -50%), Transportation & Warehousing (-10 new ads or -9%), and Administrative & Support (-14 new ads or -10%).

Employers with the most new job postings for the week ending August 22nd were mostly in Retail Trade, Finance & Insurance, and Healthcare. 23 out of the 25 Employers with the most-new postings had increases over the prior week, which was the lowest level since the first week of July. Five employers in the top 25 had no new postings last week. Employers with the largest 1-week change include PetSmart, Apple, Mercy Hospital, and Cigna. The two employers in the top 25 with 1-week declines were Amazon and CVS Health, down -40 and -9 new ads respectively.

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August 8th, 2020 Extra Issue #20 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending August 8th, 2020, there were 5,433 new postings. New postings are down 2.8% or -157 ads from a week ago. This one-week top line decrease was driven by Retail Trade and Accommodation & Food Service, respectively down 151 and 70 new postings over the week. Overall weekly declines of less than 3% suggest the power outages of last week due to Tropical Storm Isaias had little impact on new job posting. Industries that had weekly increases include Manufacturing (+84 new ads), Finance & Insurance (+45 new ads), and Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (+39 new ads). Overall new job ads are up 16% from four weeks ago and up 3.3% over the year.

10 sectors had job posting decreases over the week, one was unchanged, and 9 and increases. Some of the largest percent decreases occurred in Wholesale Trade (-52% or -17 new postings), Real Estate (-29% or -23 new postings), and Public Administration (-22% or -29 new postings). Of the 9 increasing sectors, some of the largest increases were in Manufacturing (+36% or +84 new postings), Other Services (+22% or +22 new postings) and Finance & Insurance (+13% or +45 new postings).

Employers with the most new job postings for the week ending August 8th were mostly in Retail Trade, Finance & Insurance, and Healthcare. 17 out of the 25 Employers with the most new postings had increases over the week and 20 had increases over 4 weeks. Some of the 8 over the week decreases shown below were large compared to corresponding increases. Lowe's, Hartford Healthcare, and Amazon were down between -45 and -86 new ads. The largest over the week increase was Whole Foods, up 30 new ads.

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August 1st, 2020 Extra Issue #19 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending August 1st, 2020, there were 5,590 new postings. New postings are up 8% or +432 ads from a week ago. This one-week top line increase was driven by Retail Trade and Health Care & Social Assistance, respectively up 148 and 128 new postings over the week. Large weekly declines in other industries include Finance & Insurance (-124) and Manufacturing (-103). Total new weekly postings during the months of June and July were between 4,376 and 6,117. During the height of the statewide lockdown in April and May, weekly postings ranged between 2,273 and 4,341. This report includes new postings data from the week before Tropical Storm Isaias caused power outages throughout the state. The impact of that storm may have a dampening effect on total new job ads in next week's report.

10 sectors had job posting increases over the week and 10 sectors had decreases. Some of the largest percent increases occurred in Public Administration (+63% or +50 new postings), Educational Services (+32% or +65 new postings), and Accommodation & Food Services (+31% or +89 new postings). Of the 10 declining sectors, 6 had new job ad decreases of 7 ads or less. Sectors with larger decreases include Manufacturing (-31% or -103 new postings), Prof.,Sci.,& Tech. Services (-28% or -85 new postings) and Finance & Insurance (-26% or -124 new postings).

The ten employers with the most new job postings for the week ending July 25th were mostly in Retail Trade, Finance & Insurance, and Healthcare. 9 out of 10 Employers with the most new postings had increases over the week. Some of the largest increases over the week were had by Lowe's Companies, Kohl's, and Dattco Travel.

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July 25, 2020 Extra Issue #18 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending July 25th, 2020, there were 5,158 new postings. New postings are up 18% or +782 ads from a week ago. This one-week top line increase was driven by Finance & Insurance and Retail Trade, respectively up 146 and 133 new postings over the week. Weekly declines in other industries were much lower and include Transportation & Warehousing (-32 new ads or -18%), Public Administration (-30 new ads or -28%), and Other Services (-22 new ads or -20%). Total new weekly postings have been above 4,000 since late May and the most recent week of new ads is the third highest level in the past four months.

16 sectors had job posting increases over the week and 4 sectors had decreases. Some of the largest percent increases occurred in Information (+44% or +42 new postings), Finance and Insurance (+44% or +146 new postings), and Real Estate (+39% or +24 new postings). Large percent decrease industries include Public Administration (-28% or -30 new postings), Other Services (-20% or -22 new postings) and Transportation and Warehousing (-18% or -32 new posting).

The ten employers with the most new job postings for the week ending July 25th were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Retail Trade and Healthcare. 9 out of 10 Employers with the most new postings had increases over the week. Amazon had the largest one-week new ad increase and the largest four-week decrease.

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July 18, 2020 Extra Issue #17 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending July 18th, 2020, there were 4,376 new postings. New postings are down 8% or -379 ads from a week ago. This one-week top line decrease was driven by Retail Trade, down 397 new postings from a week before. That prior week ending July 11th had the highest level of Retail Trade new postings in 2020. Weekly declines in other industries were much lower and include Accommodation & Food Service (-34 new ads or -13%), Real Estate (-23 new ads or -27%) and Educational Services (-15 new ads or -9%). Industries with weekly increases include Professional & Business Services (+56 new ads or +33%), Public Administration (+44 new ads or +68%) and Transportation & Warehousing (+41 new ads or +30%). Total weekly postings since early June have been above April and May levels. The most recent week of new postings is slightly below week ending March 14th levels of 4,577, which was last full week before non-essential businesses to closed in the state.

9 sectors had job posting decreases over the week, two were unchanged, and 9 sectors had increases. Some of the largest percent decreases occurred in Retail Trade (-43% or -397 new postings), Real Estate (-27% or -23 new postings) and Arts, Entertainment & Recreation (-23% or -6 new postings). Large percent increase industries include Public Administration (+68% or +44 new postings), Wholesale Trade (+59% or 13 new postings) and Utilities (+43% or +6 new posting). Over four weeks, 15 sectors had new postings decreases and 5 had increases.

The ten employers with the most new job postings for the week ending July 18th were mostly in Retail Trade and Healthcare. 9 out of 10 employers with the most new ads had a new ad increase over the week and 8 out of 10 had new ad increases over four weeks.

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July 11, 2020 Extra Issue #16 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending July 11th, 2020, there were 4,755 new postings. New postings are up 8% from a week ago, but down 22% from 4 weeks ago. This one-week top line increase was driven by Retail Trade (+480 new postings or +110%), Other Services (+55 new postings or +93%) and Manufacturing (+52 new postings or +24%). Industries with the largest one-week decreases were Transportation & Warehousing (-335 new postings or -71%), Utilities (-42 new postings or 75%), and Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (-42 new postings or -20%). Weekly job ads for the month of June through the second week of July have been consistently above levels from April and May of this year. Though new ads are currently below levels from early March, they are up 113% from 52 weeks ago.

11 sectors had job posting increases over the week, one was unchanged, and 8 sectors had increases. Some of the largest percent increases occurred in Retail Trade (+110% or +480 new postings), Other Services (+93% or +55 new postings) and Administrative and Support (+32% or +36 new postings). Though most sectors have new ad increase over the week, most are also below levels from 4 weeks ago. The eight sectors with over the week percent increases include Utilities (-75% or -42 new postings), Transportation and Warehousing (-71% or -335 new postings), Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (-20% or -42 new postings) and Public Administration (-19% or -15 new postings).

The ten employers with the most new job postings for the week ending July 11th were mostly in Retail Trade, Healthcare, and Finance & Insurance. Half of the top ten employers are in the Retail Trade industry, which is up 110% over the week and corresponds with strong new ads increases for Retail Salespersons and Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers. 8 out of the 10 employers with the most new ads had a new ad increase over the week.

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July 04, 2020 Extra Issue #15 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending July 4th, 2020, there were 4,410 new postings. New postings are down 24% from a week ago, down 20% from 4 weeks ago, but up 26% from a year ago. This one-week top line decrease was driven by Retail Trade (-338 new postings or 44%), Accommodation & Food Service (-259 new postings or -49%), and Heath Care & Social Assistance (-194 new ads or -19%). Industries with the largest one-week increases were Transportation & Warehousing (+232 new postings or +97%%) and Utilities (+18 new postings or 47%). This recent level is 1,417 ads above the 2020 low of 2,793 ads which occurred during the week ending May 16th, 2020.

16 sectors had job posting decreases over the week, and 4 sectors had increases. Some of the largest percent decreases occurred in Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation (-41 new postings or -65%), Other Services (-62 new postings or -51%), Accommodation & Food Services (-259 new postings or -49%) and Retail Trade (-338 new postings or -44%). Many of the largest percent decreasing industries were those significantly impacted by the shutdown and had large increases in recent weeks when sectors of the economy opened back up. The four industries with over the week percent increases include Transportation & Warehousing (+232 new postings or 97%), Wholesale Trade (+7 new postings or 54%), Utilities (+18 new postings or 47%) and Agriculture (+1 posting or 33%).

The ten employers with the most new job postings for the week ending July 4th were mostly in Healthcare, Finance & Insurance, and Retail Trade. Total job ads for C.R. England, Inc correspond with the Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Driver occupational ads. Many occupations had lower weekly counts than prior weeks which may be due in part to the July 4th holiday.

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June 27, 2020 Extra Issue #14 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending June 27, 2020, there were 5,778 new postings. New postings are up 10% from a week ago and up 18% over 4 weeks. This one-week top line increase was driven by Accommodation & Food Service (+188 new postings or +56%), Retail Trade (+143 new postings or 23%) and Transportation & Warehousing (+122 new postings or 105%). Industries with the largest one-week decreases were Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (-109 new postings or -33%) and Finance & Insurance (-23 new postings or 6%). This recent level is more than double the 2020 low of 2,793 ads which occurred during the week ending May 16th, 2020.

14 sectors had job posting increases over the week, one was unchanged, and 5 sectors had decreases. Some of the largest percent increases occurred in Transportation & Warehousing (+122 new postings or +105%), Utilities (+14 new postings or 58%), and Accommodation & Food Services (+188 new postings or +56%). Many of the sectors with the largest percent increases were those significantly impacted by the pandemic lockdown. The five sectors with over the week percent declines include Management (-5 new postings or 56%), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (-109 new postings or -33%), and Construction (-19 new postings or -22%).

The ten employers with the most new job postings for the week ending June 27th were mostly in Healthcare, Finance & Insurance, and Retail Trade. Many top employers had few or no job ads in the prior week and many had 2-3 times their count from four weeks ago.

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June 20, 2020 Extra Issue #13 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending June 20, 2020, there were 5,229 new postings. New postings are down 23% from a week ago and up 19% over 4 weeks. This level is 22% above new ad levels from a year ago. The one-week decline was driven by Health Care and Social Assistance (-759 new postings or -23%), Retail Trade (-162 new postings or -20%), and Transportation and Warehousing (-75 new postings or 39%). Industries with the largest one-week increases were Other Services (+15 new postings or +17%), Professional, Scientific & Technical Services (+7 new postings or +2%) and Management (+4 new postings or +80%).

14 sectors had job posting decreases over the week and 6 sectors had increases. Some of the largest percent decreases occurred in Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation (-72 new postings or -61%), Healthcare and Social Assistance (-759 new postings or -44%), and Transportation and Warehousing (-75 new postings or -39%). Over the week industry new ad decreases far outsized industry increases, increases ranged between 4-15 more new ads than a week before. The largest industry increases over the week occurred in Other Services (+15 new postings or +17%) and Professional Scientific, and Technical Services (+7 new postings or +2%).

The ten employers with the most new job postings for the week ending June 20th were mostly in Retail Trade, Healthcare, and Finance & Insurance. Most of the top employers are nationwide retail chains or Connecticut-based insurance or healthcare providers. Retail employers had the largest percent increases over the week while many of the other top employers such as Anthem Blue Cross and Yale-New Haven Health System had more stable new ad counts.

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June 13, 2020 Extra Issue #12 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending June 6, 2020, there were 5,532 new postings. This weekly level is up 12% from a week ago and up 37% over 4 weeks. This one-week top line increase was driven by Health Care and Social Assistance (+146 new postings or +13%), Finance and Insurance (+96 new postings or +32%), and Administrative and Support (+71 new postings or +36%). Industries with the largest one-week decreases were Educational Services (-34 new postings or -20%) and Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation (-30 new postings or -58%). As of the week ending June 6th 2020, total new postings are at a ten-week high and the third consecutive week of job ad gains.

17 sectors had job posting increases over the week and 3 sectors had decreases. Some of the largest percent increases over the week occurred in Wholesale Trade (+11 new postings or +65%), Information (+35 new postings or +56%), and Real Estate and Rental (+39 new postings or +54%). Industry percent decreases occurred in Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation (-30 new postings or -58%), Utilities (-7 new postings or -26%) and Educational Services (-34 new postings or -20%). While those three industries have fewer new ads over the week, over four weeks Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation and Utilities are up 29% and 43% respectively. Educational Services is down only 4% from four weeks ago.

The ten employers with the most new job postings for the week ending June 6th were mostly in Health Care and Retail Trade. Many top employers had few or no job ads in the prior week, which reflects the short-term changes to Covid-related restrictions in the state.

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June 5, 2020 Extra Issue #11 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending June 13, 2020, there were 6,820 new postings. This is the highest number of new postings since early March. New postings are up 23% from a week ago and up 137% over 4 weeks. This one-week top line increase was driven by Health Care and Social Assistance (+445 new postings or +34%), Retail Trade (+218 new postings or +38%), and Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation (+96 new postings or 436%). Industries with the largest one-week decreases were Administrative and Support (-56 new postings or -21%), Wholesale Trade (-7 new postings or -25%) and Public Administration (-7 new postings or 9%).

12 sectors had job posting increases over the week, one was unchanged, and 7 sectors had decreases. Some of the largest percent increases occurred in Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation (+96 new postings or +436%), Educational Services (+89 new postings or +66%), Construction (+43 new postings or +59%), and Retail Trade (+218 new postings or +38%). Though more sectors had decreases over the week than earlier this month, 6 of those 7 sectors had declines of 7 postings or less. Administrative and Support had the largest decline, down 56 new postings or -21%.

The ten employers with the most new job postings for the week ending June 13th were mostly in Retail Trade, Healthcare, and Finance & Insurance. Many top employers had few or no job ads in the prior week, which reflects the short-term changes to Covid-related restrictions in the state.

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May 30, 2020 Extra Issue #10 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending May 30, 2020, there were 4,927 new postings. This weekly level is up 12% from a week ago and up 2% over 4 weeks. This one-week top line increase was driven by Accommodation and Food Service (+134 new postings or +89%), Retail Trade (+78 new postings or 18%), and Health Care and Social Assistance (+72 new postings or +7%). The major industries with the largest one-week decreases were Transportation and Warehousing (-72 new postings or -34%) and Construction (-17 new postings or -26%). As of the week ending May 30th, total new postings are at a nine-week high.

13 sectors had job posting increases over the week and 7 sectors had decreases. The largest percent increases over the week occurred in Other Services (+41 new postings or +95%), Accommodation and Food Service (+134 new postings or +89%), and Administrative and Support (+63 new postings or +48%). The largest percent decreases occurred in Agriculture (-16 new postings or -84%), Transportation and Warehousing (-72 new postings or -34%) and Construction (-17 new postings or -26%). While there were fewer new postings in these industries, in April there were over 1,000 postings in Transportation and Warehousing and nearly 500 postings in construction. See the monthly report below.

The ten employers with the most new job postings for the week ending May 30th were mostly in Healthcare, Food Service, and Finance & Insurance. Retail trade and restaurants represent more top 10 employers than previous weeks as those sectors of the economy open up after Covid-related restrictions.

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May 23, 2020 Extra Issue #9 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending May 23, 2020, there were 4,401 new ads. This weekly level is up 53% from a week ago and up 11% over 4 weeks. This 1-week top line increase was driven by Health Care and Social Assistance (+461 new ads or +75%), Retail Trade (+200 new ads or +88%), and Transportation and Warehousing (+164 new ads or +328%). The major industries with the largest 1-week decreases were Public Administration (-41 new ads or -33%) and Wholesale Trade (-32 new ads or -70%).

17 sectors had job ad increases over the week and 3 sectors had decreases. The largest percent increases over the week occurred in Transportation and Warehousing (+164 new ads or +328%), Agriculture (+14 new ads or +280%), and Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation (+43 new ads or +179%%). The largest percent decreases occurred in Wholesale Trade (-32 new ads or -70%) and Public Administration (-41 new ads or -33%).

The ten employers with the most new job ads for the week ending May 23th were mostly in insurance or health care. Hartford Healthcare had the largest one week increase and four week increase among employers with the most ads.

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May 16, 2020 Extra Issue #8 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending May 16, 2020, there were 2,878 new ads. This weekly level down 29% from a week ago and down 19% over 4 weeks. This top line decrease was driven by Retail Trade (-198 new ads or -46%), Health Care and Social Assistance (-180 new ads or -23%), and Manufacturing (-171 new ads or -51%). The major industries with the largest 1-week increases were Public Administration (+63 new ads or 100%) and Wholesale Trade (+22 new ads or +92%).

15 sectors had job ad decreases over the week and 5 sectors had increases. The largest percent decreases over the week occurred in Information (-56 new ads or -56%), Manufacturing (-171 new ads or -51%), and Transportation and Warehousing (-50 new ads or 50%). The largest percent increases occurred in Public Administration (+63 new ads or +100%) and Wholesale Trade (+22 new ads or +92%).

The ten employers with the most new job ads for the week ending May 16th were mostly insurance or healthcare companies. The Army National Guard had the largest posting increase over the week among employers with the most ads.

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May 9, 2020 Extra Issue #7 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending May 9, 2020, there were 4,046 new ads. This weekly level is down 16% from a week ago and up 7% over 4 weeks. This top line decrease was driven by Health Care and Social Assistance (-349 new ads or -31%), Accommodation and Food Services (-112 new ads or -44%), and Transportation and Warehousing (-102 new ads or -50%). The major industries with the largest 1-week increases were Manufacturing (+116 new ads or 52%) and Finance and Insurance (+76 new ads or +30%). Despite the decrease, Health Care and Social Assistance had more new ads than any other industry.

13 sectors had job ad increases over the week and 7 sectors had decreases. The largest increases over the week occurred in Manufacturing (+116 new ads or +52%), Finance and Insurance (+76 new ads or +30%), Administrative and Support (+57 new ads or +57%). The largest decreases occurred in Health Care and Social Assistance (-349 new ads or -32%), Accommodation and Food Services (-112 new ads or -44%).

The ten employers with the most new job ads for the week ending May 9th were mostly retail and delivery or driving service companies. Major employers in insurance, healthcare, and public administration have new ad levels consistent with prior weeks.

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May 02, 2020 Extra Issue #6 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending May 2, 2020, there were 4,812 new ads. This weekly level is up 22% from a week ago and up 31% over 2 weeks. This top line increase was driven by Accommodation and Food Service (+141 new ads or +126%) and Transportation and Warehousing (+130 new ads or +181%). The major industries with the largest 1-week decreases were Finance and Insurance (-73 new ads or -23%) and Administrative and Support (-33 new ads or -25%).

The ten employers with the most new job ads for the week ending May 1st were mostly delivery or driving service companies. These postings represent non-employee gig work. Many major employers in industries such as healthcare, retail trade, and finance and insurance that were previously top ten employers had fewer new ads this week.

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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April 25, 2020 Extra Issue #5 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending April 25, 2020, there were 3,959 new ads. This weekly level is up 7.7% from the week ending 4/18/20 and down 20.3% over 4 weeks. This top line increase was driven by Health Care and Social Assistance (+192 new ads or +23%) and Retail Trade (+93 new ads or +35%). The major industries with the largest 1-week percent increases were Real Estate and Rental (+21 new ads or +55%) and Transportation and Warehousing (+25 new ads or +53%).

The ten employers with the most weekly new job ads are mostly within Healthcare and Social Assistance, Retail Trade, or Finance and Insurance. Among top employers, retail trade has had the largest increase in ads over the week.

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April 18, 2020 Extra Issue #4 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending April 18, 2020, there were 3,764 new ads. This weekly level is down 2.3% from the week ending 4/11/20 and down 42.1% over 4 weeks.

This top line decline was driven by Health Care and Social Assistance (-195 new ads or -19%) and Transportation and Warehousing (-162 new ads or -78%). The major industries with the largest 1-week percent increases were Construction (+16 new ads or 73%) and Real Estate, Rental, and Leasing (+15 new ads or +65%). The industry with the largest weekly change was Manufacturing (+103 new ads or 49%).

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April 11, 2020 Extra Issue #3 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending April 11, 2020, there were 3,764 new ads. This weekly level is down 19% from the week ending 4/4/20 and down 28% over 4 weeks.

The industries with the largest 1-week percent increases were Transportation and Warehousing (+132 new ads or 171%) and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (+18 new ads or +8%). The industry with more new job ads over a four-week period was Transportation and Warehousing (+47 new ads or 29%).

The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) measures the number of new, first-time online jobs and jobs reposted from the previous month for over 16,000 Internet job boards, corporate boards and smaller job sites that serve niche markets and smaller geographic areas. The data can be used as a real-time measure of labor demand.

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April 4, 2020 Extra Issue #2 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending April 4, 2020, there were 4,638 new ads. This weekly level is down 7% from the week ending 3/28/20 and down 43% over 4 weeks. The major industries with the largest 1-week percent increases were Public Administration (+101 new ads or 95%), Educational Services (+38 new ads or +44%), and Information (+23 new ads or +34%). The only industry with more new job ads over a four week period was Public Administration.

In recent months, the pandemic Coronavirus (Covid-19) has caused significant social and economic implications throughout the world. This HWOL report includes new weekly job ads to illustrate how Covid-19 has impacted Connecticut in the short term and highlight recent job postings in the weeks since the virus disrupted both the economy and labor markets.

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March 28, 2020 Extra Issue #1 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending March 28, 2020, there were 4,969 new ads, the lowest weekly level this year. By industry, Health Care and Social Assistance had large new job ad growth over the week, up 8% (109 more new job ads than last week). That industry is up 39% over 4 weeks. Every other large industry had fewer new job ads during the most recent week than they had four weeks prior.

Most other major sectors were down over the week, industries that had heavy Covid-related closures had large declines in total new job ads. The largest job ad declines were in Retail Trade ( -188 new ads or -30%), Accommodation & Food Service (-180 new ads or -65%), and Educational Services (-179 new ads or -67%).

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