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  Connecticut Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) Last Updated: February 19, 2021

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).

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 #45 Help Wanted OnLine PDF February 13th 2021

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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).

Special Issue #44 Help Wanted OnLine PDF February 6th 2021

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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.

Special Issue #43 Help Wanted OnLine PDF January 30th 2021

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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.

Special Issue #42 Help Wanted OnLine PDF January 23rd 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 January 2021
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Statewide Highlights
Total postings in Connecticut was 48,315 in December 2020.

Industry sectors with the most job postings were Health Care and Social Assistance (9,710 postings), Retail Trade (6,610 postings), Finance and Insurance (4,151 posting), Manufacturing (3,379 postings), and Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (3,197 postings).

Occupations with the most postings were Registered Nurses (1,888 postings), Retail Sales (1,885 postings), Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers (1,257 postings) Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing (1,226 postings) and Computer Occupations, All Others (1,221 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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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.

Special Issue #39 Help Wanted OnLine PDF January 2th 2021

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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 echoes 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).

Special Issue #38 Help Wanted OnLine PDF December 31st 2020

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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 echoes 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).

Special Issue #37 Help Wanted OnLine PDF December 12th 2020

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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).

Special Issue #36 Help Wanted OnLine PDF December 5th 2020

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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).

Special Issue #35 Help Wanted OnLine PDF November 28th 2020

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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).

Special Issue #30 Help Wanted OnLine PDF October 24th 2020

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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.

Special Issue #11 Help Wanted OnLine PDF May 22nd 2020

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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.

Special Issue #10 Help Wanted OnLine PDF May 22nd 2020

Extra Issue #10 May 30th 2020 HWOL (Word Doc)


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.

Special Issue #9 Help Wanted OnLine PDF May 22nd 2020

Extra Issue #9 May 29th 2020 HWOL (Word Doc)


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.

Special Issue #8 Help Wanted OnLine PDF May 22nd 2020

Extra Issue #8 May 22nd 2020 HWOL (Word Doc)


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.

Special Issue #7 Help Wanted OnLine PDF May 15th 2020

Extra Issue #7 May 15th 2020 HWOL (Word Doc)


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.

Special Issue #6 Help Wanted OnLine PDF May 8th 2020

Extra Issue #6 May 8th 2020 HWOL (Word Doc)


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.

Special Issue #5 Help Wanted OnLine PDF April 24th 2020


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%).

Special Issue #4 Help Wanted OnLine PDF April 24th 2020


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.

Special Issue #3 Help Wanted OnLine PDF April 17th 2020


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.

Special Issue #2 Help Wanted OnLine PDF April 13th 2020


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%).

Special Issue Help Wanted OnLine PDF April 2020

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