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  Connecticut Help Wanted OnLine Data Series (HWOL) Last Updated: September 23, 2022
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.

September 17th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending September 17th, there were 7,096 new postings, up 893 or +14% over the week. Some of the largest industry increases occurred in Finance & Insurance (+300 new ads), Health Care & Social Assistance (+193 new ads), and Utilities (+158 new ads). Occupations with the largest over-the-week increases include Wholesale & Manufacturing Sales Representatives (+76 new ads), Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers (+36 new ads), and Retail Salespersons (+33 new ads). Employers with the largest over-the-week increases include Yale-New Haven Health System (+177 new ads), Target (+59 new ads), and Trinity Health (+42 new ads). The total new ad count for the week ending September 17th represents a rebound from last week, which was a 16-week low. Note: The Help Wanted Online data series was recently revised to better reflect job posting behavior on some of its source job board websites. This revision resulted in lower total counts for May-August 2022.


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Connecticut Weekly Statewide New HWOL Job Ads through 09/17/22
During the week ending September 17th, 2022, the total ad increases of 893 new ads or +14% is the net result of increases in 13 of 21 industries. The 13 increasing industries grew by a combined 1,018 new ads and the 7 decreasing industries fell by 125. Three industries accounted for more than two-thirds of the increase: Finance & Insurance (+300 new ads), Health Care & Social Assistance (+193 new ads) and Utilities (+158 new ads). The seven decreasing industries fell by a combined 125 new ads. The largest over the week drop occurred in Accommodation & Food Services (-67 new ads). Over 4 weeks, total new ads were down 256 new ads or -3%. 14 of 21 industries had 4-week declines, the largest occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (-213 new ads), Accommodation & Food Services (-150 new ads), and Educational Services (-129 new ads). Utilities (+196 new ads) had the largest four-week gain.

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Healthcare & Social Assistance, Retail Trade, and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 18 percent of all new ads. 20 of 25 employers in the top 25 had over-the-week increases. The largest increases in the top 25 include Yale-New Haven Health System (+177 new ads) and Target (+59 new ads). The largest one-week decrease in the top 25 occurred at Aya Healthcare (-61 new ads). Over four weeks, 18 employers in the top 25 increased and 7 decreased. The largest four-week increase occurred at Yale-New Haven Health System (+69 new ads) and the largest four-week decrease occurred at Aya Healthcare (-46 new ads).

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September 10th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending September 10th, there were 6,203 new postings, down 785 or -11% over the week. Some of the largest industry percent dops occurred in Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (-27%), Finance & Insurance (-22%), and Health Care & Social Assistance (-19%). Occupations with the largest over-the-week decline include Registered Nurses (-59 new ads or -19%), Medical & Health Service Managers (-46 new ads or -41%), and Pharmacy Technicians (-38 new ads or -76%). Employers with the largest over-the-week decrease include Yale-New Haven Health System (-108 new ads), Walmart / Sam's (-108 new ads), and BJ's Wholesale Clubs (-49 new ads). The total new ad count for the week ending September 10th was the lowest level since the first week of June, which had 5,610 new ads. Note: The Help Wanted Online data series was recently revised to better reflect job posting behavior on some of its source job board websites. This revision resulted in lower total counts for May-August 2022.


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Connecticut Weekly Statewide New HWOL Job Ads through 09/10/22
During the week ending September 10th, 2022, the total ad decreases of -785 new ads or -11% is the net result of decreases in 15 of 21 industries. The 15 decreasing industries fell by a combined 871 new ads and the 6 increasing industries grew by 86. Three industries accounted for almost two-thirds of the drop over the week: Health Care & Social Assistance (-234 new ads or -19%), Finance & Insurance (-146 new ads or - 22%), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (-136 new ads or -27%). The six increasing industries grew by 34 or fewer ads over the week. Over 4 weeks, total new ads were down 1,116 new ads or -15%. 16 of 21 industries had 4-week declines, the largest occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (-306 new ads), Finance & Insurance (-178 new ads), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (-157 new ads). Manufacturing (+121 new ads) had the largest four-week gain.

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Healthcare & Social Assistance, Retail Trade, and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 17 percent of all new ads. 17 of 25 employers in the top 25 had over-the-week increases. The largest increases in the top 25 include Gap Inc. (+46 new ads), Walgreens Boots Alliance (+35 new ads), and Hartford Public Schools (+33 new ads). The largest one-week decrease in the top 25 occurred at Yale-New Haven Health System (-108 new ads). Over four weeks, 15 employers in the top 25 increased, one was unchanged, and 9 decreased. The largest four-week increase occurred at Aya Healthcare (+65 new ads) and the largest four-week decrease occurred at Trinity Health (-80 new ads).

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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 2022
September 2022 HWOL (Powerpoint Doc)
Statewide Highlights
Total postings in Connecticut was 90,482 in August 2022, down 5% from July 2022.

Industry Sectors with the most job postings were Health Care and Social Assistance (17,883 postings), Retail Trade (8,532 posting), Manufacturing (8,401 postings), and Finance & Insurance (8,236 postings).

Occupations with the most postings were Registered Nurses (5,548 postings), Retail Salespersons (3,321 postings), Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers (2,860 postings), and Wholesale and Manufacturing Sales Representatives (2,559).

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September 3rd 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending September 3rd, there were 6,988 new postings, down 1,223 or -15% over the week. Fifteen of twenty-one industries had decreases over the week, The largest decreases occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (-573 new ads), Pro., Sci., & Tech. Services (-121 new ads), and Educational Services (-98 new ads). Occupations with the largest over the week decreases include Registered Nurses (-137 new ads), Secretaries & Administrative Assistants (-57 new ads) and Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers (-53 new ads). The Help Wanted Online data series was recently adjusted from May 2022 to present, which resulted in lower total job ad counts.


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Connecticut Weekly Statewide New HWOL Job Ads through 09/03/22
During the week ending September 3rd, 2022, the total ad decrease of -1,223 new ads or -15% is the net result of decreases in 15 of 21 industries. More than half of the overall decline occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (-573 new ads) and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (-121 new ads). Over 4 weeks, total new ads were down 1,134 new ads or -14%. 13 of 21 industries had 4-week declines, the largest occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (-343 new ads), Retail Trade (-160 new ads), and Educational Services (-128 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Healthcare & Social Assistance, Retail Trade, and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 19 percent of all new ads. 18 of 25 employers in the top 25 had over the week increases. The largest increases in the top 25 include Yale-New Haven Health System (+85 new ads), Aya Healthcare (+61 new ads), and Walmart / Sam's (+53 new ads). The largest one-week decrease occurred at Hartford Hospital (-126 new ads). Over four weeks, 16 employers in the top 25 had increases, one was unchanged, and 8 had decreases. The largest four-week increase occurred at Parexel (+94 new ads), and the largest four-week decrease occurred at Yale-New Haven Health System (-97 new ads).

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August 27th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending August 27th, there were 8,211 new postings, up 2,253 or +38% over the week. The Help Wanted Online data series was recently revised beginning in May 2022. The graph below illustrates the 12 months of new revised job ad totals (green line) and the old totals which were discontinued after the week ending August 20th, 2022 (shaded blue). Nineteen of twenty-one industries had increases over the week, The largest increases occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (+660 new ads), Pro., Sci., & Tech. Services (+249 new ads), and Finance & Insurance (+228 new ads). Occupations with the largest over the week decreases include Registered Nurses (+223 new ads), Electrical Engineers (+61 new ads), and Statisticians (+59 new ads). The newly revised weekly job ads shows that the month of August averaged 7,626 new ads per week, which is above the July 2022 weekly average of 7,377 new ads.


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Connecticut Weekly Statewide New HWOL Job Ads through 08/27/22
During the week ending August 27th, 2022, the total ad increase of +2,253 new ads or +38% is the net result of increases in 19 of 21 industries. Half of the weekly increase occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (+660 new ads), Pro., Sci., & Tech. Services (+249 new ads), and Finance & Insurance (+228 new ads). Over 4 weeks, total new ads were down 308 new ads or -4%. 13 of 21 industries had 4-week declines, the largest occurred in Retail Trade (-111 new ads), Manufacturing (-100 new ads), and Administrative & Support (-58 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Healthcare & Social Assistance, Finance & Insurance, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 18 percent of all new ads. 12 of 25 employers in the top 25 had over the week increases. The largest increases in the top 25 include Hartford Healthcare (+174 new ads), The Staff Pad (+156 new ads), and Parexel (+107 new ads). Over four weeks, 15 employers in the top 25 had increases and 10 had decreases. The largest four-week increase occurred at The Staff Pad (+156 new ads) and Parexel (+114 new ads), the largest four-week decrease occurred at Hartford Healthcare (-110 new ads).

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August 20th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending August 20th, there were 8,072 new postings, down 1,687 new ads or -17% over the week. This top line over the week decline is the result of employment declines across 19 of 21 industries. 14 industries were down 17% or more and 8 were down 25% or more. Occupations with the largest over the week decreases include Customer Service Representatives (-115 new ads), Registered Nurses (-105 new ads), and Wholesale & Manufacturing Sales Representatives (-69 new ads). This recent week of new ads is the lowest level since early June. The graph below shows that the statewide over the week declines echoes the U.S. level shifts. Though down over the past two weeks, Connecticut's overall new ad count is 16% above levels from 52 weeks ago.


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Connecticut Weekly Statewide New HWOL Job Ads through 08/20/22
During the week ending August 20th, 2022, the total ad decrease of -1,687 new ads or -17% is the net result of decreases in 19 of 21 industries. More than half of the weekly decline occurred in five industries: Health Care & Social Assistance (-299 new ads), Finance & Insurance (-190 new ads), Retail Trade (-153 new ads), Accommodation & Food Service (-140 new ads), and Educational Services (-133 new ads). Over 4 weeks, total new ads were down 1,969 new ads or -20%%. 18 of 21 industries had 4-week declines, the largest decrease occurred in Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (-458 new ads), Health Care & Social Assistance (-384 new ads), and Accommodation & Food Services (-181 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Healthcare & Social Assistance, Finance & Insurance, and Manufacturing. The 25 employers shown above account for 16 percent of all new ads. 13 of 25 employers in the top 25 had over the week increases. The largest increases in the top 25 include Parexel (+121 new ads), Walmart / Sam's (+66 new ads), and United States Xpress Enterprises Inc. (+53 new ads). The largest weekly declines among the 14 decreasing employers include Yale-New Haven Health System (-87 New Ads), Trinity Health (-65 new ads), and Cigna Corp. (-52 new ads). Over four weeks, 16 employers in the top 25 had increases, one was unchanged, and 8 had decreases. The largest four-week increase occurred at Parexel (+74 new ads) and the largest decrease occurred at KPMG (-59 new ads).

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August 13th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending August 13th, there were 9,759 new postings, down 2,604 new ads or -21%% over the week. Employers with large over the week increases include Yale-New Haven Health System (-183 new ads), PricewaterhouseCoopers (-115 new ads), and Deloitte (-109 new ads). Occupations with the largest over the week decreases include Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers (-155new ads), Registered Nurses (-110 new ads), and Retail Salespersons (-86 new ads). This recent week of new ads is the lowest level in 6 weeks and follows the highest on record. Though down from recent weeks, the week ending August 13th, 2022 is up 44% from 52 weeks ago.


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Connecticut Weekly Statewide New HWOL Job Ads through 08/13/22
During the week ending August 13th, 2022, the total ad decrease of -2,604 new ads or -21% is the net result of decreases in 14 of 21 industries. More than Half of the weekly decrease occurred in three industries: Health Care & Social Assistance (-764 new ads), Pro., Sci., & Tech. Services (-362 new ads), and Retail Trade (-294 new ads). The 7 increasing industries grew by a combined 138 new ads, with the largest occurring at Accommodation & Food Services (+54 new ads), Educational Services (-32 new ads), and Arts, Entertainment & Recreation (+25 new ads). Over 4 weeks, total new ads were down 1,347 new ads or -12%. 20 of 25 industries had 4 week declines, the largest decrease occurred in Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (-366 new ads). The largest 4 week industry increase occurred in Educational Services (+107 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Healthcare & Social Assistance, Finance & Insurance, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 16 percent of all new ads. 14 of 25 employers in the top 25 had over the week increases. The largest increases in the top 25 include Trinity Health (+64 new ads), Aya Healthcare (+46 new ads), and Lincoln Financial Group (+37 new ads). The 14 increasing employers in the top 25 grew by a combined 395 new ads, one was unchanged, and the 10 decreasing ads fell by a combined 588 new ads. The largest decreases over the week include Yale-New Haven Health System (-183 new ads) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (-115 new ads). Over four weeks, 20 employers in the top 25 had increases, one was unchanged, and 4 had decreases. The largest four-week increase occurred at Fidelity Brokerage Services (+101 new ads) and the largest decrease occurred at CVS Health (-58 new ads).

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August 6th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending August 6th, there were 12,363 new postings, up 1,223 new ads or +11%% over the week. Employers with large over the week increases include Yale-New Haven Health System (+169 new ads), Fidelity Brokerage Services (+92 new ads), and CVS Health (+83 new ads). Occupations with the largest over the week increases include Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers (+174 new ads), Childcare Workers (-85 new ads), Statisticians (+80 new ads), and Pharmacists (+80 new ads). This recent week of new ads is the highest on record, narrowly surpassing the previous high of 12,336 that occurred the week ending May 7th, 2022.


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Connecticut Weekly Statewide New HWOL Job Ads through 08/06/22
During the week ending August 6th, 2022, the total ad increase of 1,223 new ads or +11% is the net result of increases in 14 of 21 industries. Half of the weekly increase occurred in three industries: Finance & Insurance (+227 new ads), Retail Trade (+213 new ads), and Transportation & Warehousing (+156 new ads). Some of the largest percent increases include Real Estate (+78% or +100 new ads), Transportation & Warehousing (+60% or +156 new ads), and Information (+41% or +95 new ads). During this week of overall gain, 7 industries had new ad decreases. These ranged from a 15 ad decline in both Pro., Sci., & Tech. Services and Health Care & Social Assistance, to a 60 ad decline in Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation.

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Healthcare & Social Assistance, Finance & Insurance, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 18 percent of all new ads. 20 of 25 employers in the top 25 had over the week increases. The largest increases in the top 25 include Yale-New Haven Health System (+169 new ads), Fidelity Brokerage Services (+92 new ads), and CVS Health (+83 new ads). The largest decreases over the week include Hartford Healthcare (-203 new ads) and Deloitte (-137 new ads). Over four weeks, 24 employers in the top 25 had increases, the only decline was at Deloitte (-177 new ads). The largest four week increases occurred at Yale-New Haven Health System (+295 new ads) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (+127 new ads).

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July 23rd 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending July 23rd, there were 10,041 new postings, down 1,065 new ads or -10% over the week. Employers with large over the week decreases include Capital One (-138 new ads), Thrieworks (-111 new ads), and ConnectRN (-92 new ads). Occupations with the largest over the week decreases include Retail Salespersons (-77 new ads), Pharmacy Technicians (-69 new ads), and Real Estate Sales Agents (-52 new ads). Though down over the week, weekly new ads have been over 10,000 for three weeks in a row. The last time the state had 3 weeks over 10,000 was May 2022. With one week to go in the month, the four weeks ending in July have averaged 10,286 new ads per week.


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Connecticut Weekly Statewide New HWOL Job Ads through 07/23/22
During the week ending July 23rd, 2022, the total ad decrease of 1,065 new ads or -10% is the net result of decreases in 15 of 21 industries. This 10% top-line decrease overlays larger industry level change. 13 industries had decreases of 12% or more and 8 had decreases of over 20%. The largest decreases occurred in Retail Trade (-309 new ads) and Health Care & Social Assistance (-178 new ads). The 6 industries with increasing ads over the week had a combined 237 new ad increase, with over half that occurring in Pro., Sci., & Tech. Services (+74 new ads) and Educational Services (+51 new ads). Over four weeks, total new ads are up 16% or +1,348 new ads. Fourteen industries had four week increases, one was unchanged, and six had decreases. The Largest four week gains include Pro., Sci., & Tech Services (+521 new ads), Accommodation & Food Services (+245 new ads), and Transportation & Warehousing (+239 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Healthcare & Social Assistance, Finance & Insurance, and Pro., Sci., & Tech. Services. The 25 employers shown above account for 19 percent of all new ads. 16 of 25 employers in the top 25 had over the week increases. The largest increases in the top 25 include PricewaterhouseCoopers (+133 new ads), Stamford Hospital (+94 new ads), and Starbucks Coffee Company (+88 new ads). The largest decreases over the week include Capital One (-138 new ads) and Yale-New Haven Health System (-85 new ads). Over four weeks, 16 employers in the top 25 had increases and 9 had decreases. The largest four week increase was Deloitte (+291 new ads) and the largest decreasing employer was Community Health Center (-230 new ads).

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July 16th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending July 16th, there were 11,106 new postings, up 375 new ads or +3% over the week. Employers with large over the week increases include Thriveworks, Connectrn, and Yale-New Haven Health Network. Employers with the largest new ad decrease over the week include The Home Depot, Masonicare Corp., and Walmart/Sam's. Occupations with the largest over the week increases include Pharmacy Technicians (+78 new ads), Restaurant Cooks (+51 new ads), and Merchandise Displayers & Window Trimmers (+49 new ads). This weekly new ad level is the 7th week of 2022 over 10,000 new ads and over twice the level from a year ago. Compared to a year ago, the industries up the most new ads include Health Care & Social Assistance (+1,328 new ads over 52 weeks), Pro., Sci., & Tech. (+733 news over 52 weeks), and Finance & Insurance (+685 new ads over 52 weeks).


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Connecticut Weekly Statewide New HWOL Job Ads through 07/16/22
During the week ending July 16th, 2022, the total ad increase of 375 new ads or +3% is the net result of increases in 14 of 21 industries. This slight top-line gain overlays larger industry level change. The 14 increasing industries were up a combined 1,284 new ads, with the largest gains occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (+235 new ads), Pro., Sci., & Tech., (+167 new ads) and Manufacturing (+161 new ads). The 7 decreasing industries were down a combined 909 new ads, with most of that occurring in Accommodation & Food Services (-381 new ads) and Retail Trade (-375 new ads). Over four weeks, total new ads are up 17% or +1,605 new ads. Half of the four-week increase occurred in Pro., Sci., & Tech. (+347 new ads), Transportation & Warehousing (+238 new ads), and Accommodation & Food Services (+236 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Healthcare & Social Assistance, Finance & Insurance, and Pro., Sci., & Tech. Services. The 25 employers shown above account for 19 percent of all new ads. 22 of 25 employers in the top 25 had over the week increases. The largest increases in the top 25 include Thriveworks (+104 new ads), Connectrn (+90 new ads), and Yale-New Haven Health System (+78 new ads). Over four weeks, 21 employers in the top 25 had increases and 4 had decreases. The largest four week increases include Deloitte (+342 new ads), Thriveworks (+116 new ads) and Masonic Corp. (+102 new ads).

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July 9th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending July 9nd, there were 10,731 new postings, up 1,459 new ads or +16% over the week. Five industries had over a thousand new ads or more, ranging between Finance & Insurance (1,001 new ads) and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,897 new ads). These five industries with over a thousand new ads accounted for 6,927 or 65% of the total new ad count for the week. Employers with large over the week increases include Deloitte, Walmart/Sam's, and McDonald's. Occupations with the largest over the week increases Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers (+381 new ads), Food Service Managers (+172 new ads), and Real Estate Sales Agents (+134 new ads).


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Connecticut Weekly Statewide New HWOL Job Ads through 07/09/22
During the week ending July 9th, 2022, the total ad increase of 1,459 new ads or +16% is the net result of increases in 12 of 21 industries. These 12 industries were up a combined 1,684 new ads, with the largest gains occurred in Accommodation & Food Services (+569 new ads), Pro., Sci., & Tech Services (+371 new ads), and Retail Trade (+261 new ads). The 9 declining industries fell by a combined 225 new ads and 8 of those 9 fell by 41 new ads or less. Over four weeks, ads were down by 1,193 new ads. The largest industry declines include Manufacturing (-385 new ads), Health Care & Social Assistance (-321 new ads), and Finance & Insurance (-310 new ads).

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 19 percent of all new ads. 20 of 25 employers in the top 25 had over the week increases. The largest increases in the top 25 include Deloitte (+286 new ads), Walmart / Sam's (+128 new ads), and Yellow (+120 new ads). Over four weeks, 19 employers in the top 25 had increases, two were unchanged, and 4 had decreases. The largest four week increases include Deloitte (-241 new ads), Walmart / Sam's (-129 new ads) and Yellow (-123 new ads).

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July 2nd 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending July 2nd, there were 9,272 new postings, up 579 new ads or +7% over the week. The graph below illustrates the large week-to-week swings present at the U.S. and state level. Connecticut's over the week 7% increase is driven by increases Transportation & Warehousing, Retail Trade, and Information. Employers with large over the week increases include Masonicare, The Home Depot, and FedEx. Occupations with the largest over the week increases include Heavy & Tractor Trailer Truck Drivers (+201 new ads), Retail Salespersons (+146 new ads), and Licensed Practical & Licensed Vocational Nurses (+105 new ads). The most recent weekly new ads total down 7% from a year ago, the first week ending in July 2021 was one of the highest weekly counts of 2021.


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Connecticut Weekly Statewide New HWOL Job Ads through 07/02/22
During the week ending July 2nd, 2022, the total ad increase of 579 new ads or +7% is the net result of increases in 12 of 21 industries. These 12 industries were up a combined 985 new ads, with the largest gains occurred in Transportation & Warehousing (+355 new ads), Retail Trade (+218 new ads), and Information (+103 new ads). The 6 declining industries fell by a combined 406 new ads, with the largest drop occurring in Health Care & Social Assistance (-181 new ads) and Pro., Sci., & Tech. Services (-91 new ads). Over four weeks, the total increase of 2,425 new ads is the result of gains in all but 2 industries. More than half of the four-week increase occurred in four industries, Retail Trade (+377 new ads), Health Care & Social Assistance (+369 new ads), Finance & Insurance (+332 new ads), and Transportation & Warehousing (+279 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 20 percent of all new ads. 15 of 25 employers in the top 25 had over the week increases, 1 was unchanged, and 9 declined. Over four weeks, 22 employers in the top 25 had increases, one was unchanged, and 2 had decreases. The employer with the largest increase over both one and four weeks was Masonicare Corp., up 201 new ads over the week and up 203 over four weeks. The top-25 employer with the largest over the week decrease was Community Health Center, down 211 new ads from a week ago.

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June 25th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending June 25th, there were 8,693 new postings, down 808 new ads or -9% over the week. This new ad count is the lowest level since mid-April. 48 percent of the one week decline occurred in three industries: Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance, and Manufacturing. The largest occupational decreases occurred in Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurses (-144 new ads), Marketing Managers (-46 new ads), and Retail Salesperson (-42 new ads). Employers with the largest decrease over the week include Eversource (-96 new ads), Hartford Public Schools (-84 new ads), and ASML (-76 new ads). Though down overall, hundreds of employers in the state added new ads over the week, including Community Health Center Inc. (+287 new ads), Amazon (+129 new ads), and Anthem Blue Cross (+111 new ads). The most recent weekly new ads total is up 35% from a year ago, which had 6,435 new ads during the week ending 6/26/21.


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Connecticut Weekly Statewide New HWOL Job Ads through 06/25/22
During the week ending June 25th, the total ad decline of 808 new ads or -9% is the net result of declines in 14 of 21 industries. The largest industry declines occurred in Educational Services (-184 new ads), Health Care & Social Assistance (-104 new ads), and Manufacturing (-101 new ads). Among the five increasing industries, the largest occurred in Other Services (+110 new ads or +78%). Over four weeks, the total decline of 1,146 new ads overlays 14 industry decreases and 7 increases. The largest four week decreases occurred in Pro., Sci., & Tech Services (-237 new ads), Accommodation & Food Services (-231 new ads), and Information (-220 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Health Care, Finance & Insurance, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 22 percent of all new ads. 14 of 25 employers in the top 25 had over the week increases, 1 was unchanged, and 10 declined. Over four weeks, 18 employers in the top 25 had increases, one was unchanged, and 6 had decreases. The employer with the largest increase over both one and four weeks was Community Health Center, Inc., up 287 new ads over the week and up 299 over four weeks.

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June 18th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending June 18th, there were 9,501 new postings, down 2,423 new ads or -20% over the week. The most recent weekly new ad total drop is the fourth largest weekly drop of 2022 and follows the largest over the week increase in the graph shown below. Four Industries comprised a combined 49 percent of this overall increase; Finance & Insurance, Manufacturing, Pro., Sci. & Tech. Services, and Retail Trade. Employers with the largest over-the-week decrease include Amazon (-212 new ads), Panera Bread (-126 new ads), and Domino's Pizza (-98 new ads). Occupations with the largest ad decrease over the week include Driver/Sales Workers (-207 new ads), Wholesale & Manufacturing Sales Reps (-89 new ads), and Customer Service Representatives (-61 new ads). This most recent week though down over the week is up 46 percent from a year ago.


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Connecticut Weekly Statewide New HWOL Job Ads through 06/18/22
During the week ending June 18th, the total ad decline of 2,423 new ads or -20% is the net result of declines in all but two industries. The largest industry declines occurred in Finance & Insurance (-375 new ads), Manufacturing (-300 new ads), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (-271 new ads). Over four weeks, every industry was down a combined 1,616 new ads, 16 of 21 industries decreased, and 5 increased. The most recent four-week change is a reversal of a week ago, which had 16 of 21 industries increasing and 5 decreasing over four weeks. The largest four week decreases occurred in Accommodation & Food Services (-259 new ads), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (-246 new ads), and Finance & Insurance (-180 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Health Care, Finance & Insurance, and Manufacturing. The 25 employers shown above account for 20 percent of all new ads. 16 of 25 employers in the top 25 had over the week increases, 1 was unchanged, and 8 declined. Over four weeks, 22 employers in the top 25 had increases and 3 had decreases. The largest increase over four weeks was Capital One (+153 new ads). The State of Connecticut and Walgreens both had the largest four week declines, down 13 jobs.

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June 11th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending June 11th, there were 11,924 new postings, up 5,077 new ads or +74% over the week. The most recent weekly new ad total is a rebound from the prior week, which was the lowest level since mid-April. This one-week increase shifted total new ads to the third highest level of the 2022 and 928 ads below the early May series high of 12,852 new ads. Three Industries comprised a combined 39 percent of this overall increase; Health Care & Social Assistance, Finance & Insurance, and Manufacturing. Employers with the largest over-the-week increase include Capital One (+242 new ads) and Amazon (+148 new ads). Occupations with the largest ad increase over the week include Driver/Sales Workers (+214 new ads), Wholesale & Manufacturing Sales Reps (+132 new ads), and Retail Salespersons (+128 new ads). This one week increase of just over five thousand job ads is the largest shown in the graph below. The graph also shows that the swings experienced in Connecticut echo large shifts at the US level.


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Connecticut Weekly Statewide New HWOL Job Ads through 06/11/22
During the week ending June 11th, the total ad increase of 5,077 or +74% is the net result of over the week increases in every industry and follows a total drop of 2,992 during the week ending June 4th. Every industry had over the week new ad increases of 32% or more. Some of the largest percent increases among industries with large total counts include Educational Services (+194% or +343 new ads), Finance & Insurance (+90% or +620 new ads), and Manufacturing (+79% or +475 new ads). Over four weeks, 16 of 21 industries increased and 5 decreased. The largest four week increases occurred in Finance & Insurance (+298 new ads), Manufacturing (+281 new ads), and Health Care & Social Assistance (+280 new ads). The five declining industries fell by a combined 465 new ads over four weeks, most of that drop occurred in Transportation & Warehousing (-320 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Health Care, Finance & Insurance, and Business Services. The 25 employers shown above account for 18 percent of all new ads. 23 of 25 employers in the top 25 had over the week increases, one was unchanged, and one declined. Over four weeks, 18 employers in the top 25 had increases and 7 had decreases. The largest of each over four weeks were Amazon (+219 new ads) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (-269 new ads).

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June 4th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending June 4th, there were 6,847 new postings, down 2,992 new ads or -30% over the week. Three Industries comprised a combined third of this overall drop; Finance & Insurance, Health Care & Social Assistance, and Accommodation & Food Services. Employers with the largest over-the-week drop include Starbucks Coffee (-136 new ads), Deloitte (-114 new ads), and Yale-New Haven Health System (-85 new ads). The most recent weekly total is the lowest level since mid-April and the 5th lowest level of 2022. The one week change of -2,992 is the largest one week drop since the last week of December 2021, which was down 3,323 from a week prior. Though down over the week, total new ads are up 9% from a year ago. During the week of June 5th 2021 there were 6,294 new ads and during the week of June 6th 2020 there were 4,326 new ads. During the pre-pandemic first week of June 2019, there were 2,760 total new ads.


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Connecticut Weekly Statewide New HWOL Job Ads through 06/04/22
During the week ending June 4th, the total ad decrease of -2,992 or -30% is the net result of declines in 20 out of 21 industries. The largest over the week drops occurred in Finance & Insurance (-438 new ads or -39%), Health Care & Soc. Asst. (-302 new ads or -18%), and Accommodation & Food Services (-262 new ads or -41%). Among the 21 industries, the only over the week increase occurred in Transportation & Warehousing (+33 new ads or +17%). Over four weeks all but one industry had declines, the largest occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (-744 new ads or -36%) and Finance & Insurance (-718 new ads or -51%). Over four weeks the only industry without a decline was Management, which was unchanged.

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. Among the top 25 employers, 15 had over the week ad increases and 10 had decreases. The largest top 25 employer increase over the week was Trellix Incorporated (+86 new ads), Amazon (+58), and Marrakech Inc (+52 new ads). The largest decreases in the top 25 include Yale-New Haven Health System (-85 new ads), PricewaterhouseCoopers (-69 new ads), and Capital One (-51 new ads).

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May 28th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending May 28th, there were 9,839 new postings, down 1,278 new ads or -11% over the week. The largest industry decreases occurred in Health Care/Social Assistance, Educational Services, and Manufacturing. These three industries accounted for 42 percent of the overall over the week decrease. Employers with the largest decreases over the week include Panera Bread (-126 new ads), Domino's Pizza (-98 new ads), and The Home Depot (-63 new ads). Increasing employers include Starbucks (+131 new ads), Deloitte (+130 new ads), and CBRE Group (+96 new ads). The average weekly new ad count for the weeks ending in May 2022 was 10,996, which is the highest on record and 44% above the May 2021 average of weekly new ads.


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Connecticut Weekly Statewide New HWOL Job Ads through 05/28/22
During the week ending May 28th, the total ad decrease of -1,278 or -11% is the net result of change within 13 decreasing and 8 increasing industries. The largest over the week decreases among the 13 decreasing industries were Health Care & Social Assistance (-298 new ads or -15%), Educational Services (-126 new ads or -28%), and Manufacturing (-112 new ads or -13%). The two industries with the largest increase over the week were Real Estate (+128 new ads or +89%) and Information (+119 new ads or +55%). Though down over the week, the week ending May 28th is 283 ads or 3.0% higher than four weeks ago. The largest four week industry increase occurred in Retail Trade (+154 new ads or +22%) and the largest four week decrease occurred in Manufacturing (-281 new ads or -27%).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Health Care, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 19 percent of all new ads. Last week, the top 25 employers accounted for 16 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 20 had over the week ad increases and 5 had decreases. The largest top 25 employer increase over the week was Starbucks Coffee Company (+131 new ads), Deloitte (+130), and CBRE Group (+96 new ads). The largest decreases in the top 25 include UnitedHealth (-42 new ads), Walgreen Boots Alliance (-24 new ads), and KPMG (-20 new ads).

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May 21st 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending May 21st, there were 11,117 new postings, up 947 new ads or +9% over the week. The largest industry increases occurred in Accommodation/Food Service, Finance/Insurance, and Educational Services. These three industries accounted for half of the overall over the week increase. Employers with the largest increases include Panera Bread (+123 new ads), Yale-New Haven Health System (+109 new ads) and Domino's Pizza (+98 new ads). The first three weeks ending in May have all been over 10,000 new ads per week. This is the highest sustained period of new ad counts on record.


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Connecticut Weekly Statewide New HWOL Job Ads through 05/07/22
During the week ending May 21st, the total ad increase of 974 or +9% is the net result of change within 13 increasing and 8 decreasing industries. The largest over the week increases among the 13 increasing industries were Accommodation & Food Services (+266 new ads or +60%), Finance & Insurance (+103 new ads or +10%), and Educational Services (+101 new ads or +29%). The employers with the most ads in those industries respectively were Panera Bread, UnitedHealth Group, and Yale University. The two industries with the largest declines over the week were Transportation and Warehousing (-358 new ads or -58%) and Retail Trade (-210 new ads or -19%).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Health Care, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 16 percent of all new ads, down from 21 percent a week ago. Among the top 25 employers, 14 had over the week ad increases and 11 had decreases. The largest top 25 employer increase over the week was Panera Bread (+123 new ads), Yale-New Haven Health System (+109), and Domino's Pizza (+98 new ads). The largest decreases in the top 25 include PricewaterhouseCoopers (-286 new ads), CVS Health (-38 new ads), and Hartford Healthcare (-33 new ads).

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May 14th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending May 14th, there were 10,170 new postings, down 2,668 new ads or -21% over the week. This statewide decline is echoed by a comparable 20% Nationwide decline. Nearby states of New York, Rhode Island, and New York had respective declines of -12%, -41%, and -17%. Within Connecticut, the largest industry decreases occurred in Finance/Insurance, Accommodation/Food Service, and Transportation/Warehousing. These three industries accounted for 40 percent of the overall over the week decline. Employers with the largest decreases include Capital One (-364 new ads), Travelers (-161 new ads) and Great Clips (-88 new ads). These three employers with the largest over the week decline also had the largest increases a week ago. The table below shows that both the United States and Connecticut had large decreases over the week. Despite the large decline, the current statewide level is the third highest week of 2022 and 35% above levels from a year ago.


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Connecticut Weekly Statewide New HWOL Job Ads through 05/07/22
During the week ending May 14th, the total ad decrease of 2,668 or -21% is the net result of change within 18 decreasing and 3 increasing industries. Half of the decreasing industries fell by 100 or more new ads. The three industries with over the week increases grew by a combined 228 new ads, most of that occurred in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (+175 new ads). Over four weeks, total ads were up 51.3% and the result of gains in 17 industries and four week losses in 4 industries. The largest four week industry increases occurred in Health Care and Social Assistance (+587 new ads), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (+537 new ads), and Retail Trade (+523 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Health Care, Finance & Insurance, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 21 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 16 had over the week ad increases and 9 had decreases. The largest top 25 employer increase over the week was PricewaterhouseCoopers (+292 new ads), Walmart/Sam's (+84), and Companions & Homemakers (+65 new ads). The largest decreases in the top 25 include Capital One (-364 new ads), Travelers (-161 new ads), and Raytheon (-62 new ads).

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May 7th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending May 7th, there were 12,838 new postings, up 3,282 new ads or +34% over the week. This is the second highest one-week increase this year, the largest being the +3,695 or +44.9% increase during the week ending March 5th. The largest industry increase occurred in Transportation & Warehousing, up 718 to 902 new ads. Most of that industry change is due to a 661 new job ad increase for the Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers, which had 739 new ads, up from 78 a week ago. That occupation represents 23% of the total new ad increase for the week. Employers with the largest increases include Capital One (+122 new ads), Travelers (+92 new ads) and Great Clips (+88 new ads). The table below shows that both the United States and Connecticut had large over the week increases. This current statewide level is the highest on record and 52% higher than weekly levels from a year ago.


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Connecticut Weekly Statewide New HWOL Job Ads through 05/07/22
During the week ending May 7th, the total ad increase of 3,282 new ads or 34% is the net result of change within 16 increasing, one unchanged, and 4 decreasing industries. Among increasing industries, 9 were up 100 or more over the week and four had increases of 300 or more. The largest over the week increases occurred in Transportation & Warehousing (+718 new ads), Health Care & Social Asst. (+425 new ads), Retail Trade (+416 new ads), and Accom. & Food Services (+300 new ads). These four industries accounted for 56 percent of the total over the week increase. The employers with the most ads in those four industries respectively were United Parcel Service (96 new ads), Hartford Healthcare (93 new ads), Walmart/Sam's Club (114 new ads), and Panera Bread (72 new ads). The four decreasing industries fell by a combined 189 new ads. Manufacturing had the largest over the week decline, down 113 new ads.

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Healthcare, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 20 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 21 had over the week ad increases and 4 had decreases. The largest top 25 employer increase over the week was Capital One (+122 new ads) and the largest decreasing employer was Yale-New Haven Health System (-77 new ads). Over four weeks, 24 of 25 employers shown above had increases, the largest being Travelers (+159 new ads), Great Clips (+91 new ads), and United Parcel Service (+89 new ads).

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April 30th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending April 30th, there were 9,556 new postings, up 305 new ads or +3% over the week. This is the second highest level of the past 12 weeks. This top line growth was driven by large increases in Manufacturing, Health Care, and Educational Services, which had over the week gains of 119 or more new ads. The total increase was tempered by large over the week drops in Pro., Sci., & Tech. Services, Retail Trade, and Finance & Insurance. Those three industries fell by 162 or more new ads. Employers with the largest increases include Raytheon (+142 new ads), Siemens (+125 new ads) and Travelers (+97 new ads). The week ending April 30th is the fifth that ended that during that month. The April 2022 average of weekly new ads was 8,652, which is the second highest in over a year and 46% higher than corresponding April 2021 levels. The weeks in April ranged between a high of 9,556 (ending April 30th) and a low of 6,837 (ending April 16th).


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Connecticut Weekly Statewide New HWOL Job Ads through 04/30/22
During the week ending April 30th, the total ad increase of 305 new ads is the net result of change within 13 increasing and 8 decreasing. The 13 increasing industries grew by a combined 1,124 new ads. More than half of that combined increase occurred in Manufacturing (+385 new ads) and Health Care (+316 new ads). The eight decreasing industries fell by a combined 819 new ads. The largest industry decreases occurred within Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (-419 new ads) and Retail Trade (-185 new ads). Over four weeks, new ads were up 410 postings and the result of 10 increasing and 11 decreasing industries. The largest of each over four weeks were Finance & Insurance (+348 new ads) and Health Care (-143 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Healthcare, and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services. The 25 employers shown above account for 23 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 21 had over the week ad increases and 4 had decreases. The largest top 25 employer increase over the week was Raytheon (+142 new ads) and the largest decreasing employer was PricewaterhouseCoopers (-560 new ads). Over four weeks, 23 of 25 employers shown above had increases and 2 had decreases. The largest of each was Capital One (+343 new ads) and Yale University (-26 new ads).

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April 23rd 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending April 23rd, there were 9,251 new postings, up 2,528 new ads or +38% over the week. More than half of this increase occurred in Pro., Sci., & Tech. Services (+678 new ads), Finance & Insurances (+445 new ads), and Retail Trade (+311 new ads). The employers with the most new ads include PricewaterhouseCoopers (689 new ads), Capital One (535 new ads), and Hartford Healthcare (122 new ads). This new ad increase follows a one-week dip during the week ending April 16th to 6,837 new ads. The other three weeks in April 2022 ranged between 8,488-9,251 new ads. April 2021 had a similar one-week dip. Ads reached an April 2021 low of 4,189 during the week ending April 10th, 2021 and ranged between 6,187-6,959 during the other three weeks. These dips may relate to an ad posting slowdown around major religious holidays that occur in April. The four weeks ending in April 2022 averaged 8,426 new ads and the past three months are among the top four highest monthly averages shown in the graph below.


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Connecticut Weekly Statewide New HWOL Job Ads through 04/09/22
During the week ending April 23rd, the total ad increase of 2,528 new ads is the net result of change within 14 increasing, 5 decreasing, and two unchanged industries. The 14 increasing industries grew by a combined 2,561 new ads. 44 percent of that combined increase occurred in Pro., Sci., & Tech. Services (+678 new ads) and Finance & Insurance (+445 new ads). The five decreasing industries fell by 12 new ads or less over the week. A third of industries had increases of over 50%, the largest being Pro., Sci., & Tech. Services (+142%) and Other Services (+101%). Over four weeks, new ads were up 733 postings. This top line increase overlays a combined 1,783 increase in 10 increasing industries and a combined 1,050 decrease at 11 industries. The largest of each over four weeks was +663 within Pro., Sci., & Tech. Services and -656 within Health Care & Social Assistance.

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Healthcare, Finance & Insurance, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 25 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 22 had over the week ad increases and 3 had decreases. The largest top 25 employer over the week was PricewaterhouseCoopers (+683 new ads) and the largest decreasing employer was Yale-New Haven Health System (-66 new ads). Over four weeks, 17 of 25 employers shown above had increases, one was unchanged, and 7 had decreases. The largest of each was PricewaterhouseCoopers (+682 new ads) and Hartford Healthcare (-279 new ads).

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April 16th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending April 16th, 2022, there were 6,723 new postings, down 1,775 new ads or -21% over the week. This new ad drop is the third largest of 2022, the two larger declines occurred during the weeks ending February 19th and March 12th. Those two weeks both were adjacent to weeks with gains of 1,400 or more. This most recent over the week decline wasn't the result of shifts within Health Care & Social Assistance, the industry with the most job ads. That industry was down 18 new ads or -1%. The three largest industry declines were Finance & Insurance, Retail Trade, and Educational Services. The largest over the week employer declines in those industries were Capital One (-195 new ads), Tutored By Teachers (-100 new ads), and Walmart/Sam's (-42). At the national level, weekly new ads were down 15%. All but three U.S. states had over the week declines, the adjacent states of New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island fell by -4%, -11%, and -16% respectively.


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Connecticut Weekly Statewide New HWOL Job Ads through 04/09/22
During the week ending April 16th, the total ad decline of 1,775 new ads is the net result of change within 17 decreasing and 4 increasing industries. The 17 decreasing industries fell by a combined 1,842 new ads. Half of that drop occurring in four industries, Finance & Insurance (-344 new ads), Retail Trade (-255 new ads), Educational Services (-226 new ads), and Manufacturing (-97 new ads). The four increasing industries had over the week gains of 30 new ads or less. Over four weeks, new ads were down 1,917 postings. 17 industries had decreases and 4 had increases. The largest four week decrease occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (-554 new ads) and the largest increase occurred in Finance & Insurance (+170 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Healthcare Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 21 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 12 had over the week ad increases, two were unchanged and 11 had decreases. The largest increasing top 25 employer over the week was Hartford Healthcare (+79 new ads) and the largest decreasing employer was Capital One (-195 new ads). Over four weeks, 19 of 25 employers shown above had increases and 6 had decreases. The largest of each was Capital One (+238 new ads) and Hartford Healthcare (-346 new ads).

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April 2nd 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending April 2nd, 2022, there were 9,146 new postings, up 628 new ads or +7.3% over the week. Connecticut's 7.3% growth slightly outpaces the 6.6% growth nationally and was driven by increases in Accommodation & Food Services, Educational Services, and Manufacturing. These three industries grew by a combined 532 new ads. Industries that tempered overall growth with declines include Health Care & Social Assistance, Real Estate, and Transpiration & Warehousing, which respectively fell by -197, -117, and -74 new ads. Employers that added the most ads over the week include The Home Depot (+84 new ads), Masonicaire Corp. (+70 new ads), and Raytheon (+64 new ads). The total count of weekly job ads for the week ending April 2nd is 31% above corresponding levels from a year ago.


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Connecticut Weekly Statewide New HWOL Job Ads through 04/02/22
During the week ending April 2nd, the total growth of 628 new ads is the net result of change within eleven increasing and ten decreasing industries. The eleven increasing industries grew by a combined 1,192 new ads, with most of that occurring in Accommodations & Food Services (+212 new ads) and Educational Services (+178 new ads). The ten decreasing industries fell by a combined 564 new ads, with the largest drops occurring in Healthcare & Social Assistance (-197 new ads) and Real Estate (-117 new ads). All but two industries had over the week percent shifts of 10% or more, one of the largest increases occurred in Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (+87% or +59 new ads) and the largest decrease occurred in Utilities (-65% or -64 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Healthcare, Finance & Insurance, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 16 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 18 had over the week ad increases and 7 had decreases. The largest increasing employer over the week was The Home Depot (+84 new ads) and the largest decreasing employer was Hartford Healthcare (-311 new ads). Over four weeks, 20 of 25 employers shown above had increases and 5 had decreases. The largest of each was The Home Depot (+89 new ads and Hartford Healthcare (-1,906 new ads).

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March 26th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending March 26th, 2022, there were 8,518 new postings, down 122 new ads from the week ending March 26th. This slight top-line decrease overlays larger shifts among the 21 major industry groups. 8 industries declined over the week by a combined -710 new ads, two were unchanged, and the 11 gaining industries had a combined 588 new ads increase. The largest industry decrease and increase respectively were Accommodation & Food Services (-117 new ads) and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (+159 new ads). The largest respective employer shifts among those two industries were Domino's Pizza (-11 new ads) and Berkshire Hathaway (+119 New Ads). The four weeks ending in March 2022 went from a March 5th series high of 12,707 new ads to the most recent week's 8,518 level. This is the largest intra-month spread since July 2021. The most recent 4-week average is 9,832, the highest on record due to the series high of March 5th. Excluding that peak, the most recent 3-week average is 8,873, which is still among the top 10 three-week averages in the new ad data series. The most recent week is up 42% from a year ago. The graph below shows how monthly averages dipped in December and January but have increased over the past two months.


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Connecticut Weekly Statewide New HWOL Job Ads through 03/26/22
The most recent week saw large percent shifts for most industries. 14 out of 21 industries had shifts of over 10%, some of the largest being Real Estate (+164% or +159 new ads), Admin. & Support (+39% or +72 new ads), Wholesale Trade (+39% or +27 new ads), and Accom. & Food Service (-22% or -117 new ads). Over four weeks, total ads were up 1,596 or +23.1%, with 14 industries positive and 7 negative. The largest of each over four weeks were Health Care & Social Assistance (+768 new ads or +63% ) and Accommodation & Food Services (-134 new ads or -25%).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Healthcare, Finance & Insurance, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 20 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 22 had over the week ad increase and 3 had decreases. The largest increasing employer over the week was Yale-New Haven Health System (+126 new ads) and the largest decreasing employer was Hartford Healthcare (-76 new ads). Over four weeks, 19 of 25 employers shown above had increases, one was unchanged, and 5 had decreases. The largest of each were Hartford Healthcare (+283 new ads) and Compass Group North America (-53 new ads).

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March 19th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending March 19th, 2022, there were 8,640 new postings, down 830 new ads from the week ending March 12th. More than half of this over the week top-line decline can be attributed to drops in Health Care & Social Assistance (-353 new ads), Educational Services (-225 new ads), and Finance & Insurance (-110 new ads). Five industries increased job ads and tempered this net decline, including Retail Trade (+126 new ads), Pro., Sci., & Tech. Services (+83 new ads), and Accommodation & Food Services (+48 new ads). Employers that had the most new job ads this week include Hartford Healthcare (447 new ads), Totalmed Incorporated (+146 new ads), and Walmart/Sam's Club (117 new ads). Total job ads have fallen from the series high of over 12,000 new ads three weeks ago, but the most recent week is also up 47 percent over levels from four weeks ago. Over four weeks, 13 of 21 industries are up by 32% or more. The graph below illustrates the recent shifts in addition to how the averages of the past two months are much higher than corresponding levels from a year ago.


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Connecticut Weekly Statewide New HWOL Job Ads through 03/19/22
13 industries had job posting decreases over the week and 8 had increases. The 13 decreasing industries fell by a combined 1,170 new ads over the week and the 8 increasing industries grew by a combined 340 new ads. All but two of the 13 decreasing industries fell by 10% or more and 6 fell by 20% or more. The largest industry decrease occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (-353 new ads) and the largest increase among the 8 increasing industries in Retail Trade (+126 new ads). Most industries had increases over four weeks, with the largest increases occurring within Health Care & Social Assistance (+808 new ads). Among the six industries with four-week decreases, the largest was Transportation & Warehousing (-131 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Healthcare, Finance & Insurance, and Professional, Scientific & Tech. Services. The 25 employers shown above account for 19 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 14 had over the week ad increase and 11 had decreases. The largest increasing employer over the week was Totalmed Inc. (+137 new ads) and the largest decreasing employer was Hartford Healthcare (-60 new ads). Over four weeks, 20 of 25 employers shown above had increases and 5 had decreases. The largest of each were Hartford Healthcare (+234 new ads) and Avangrid (-85 new ads).

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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.

March 12th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending March 12th, 2022, there were 9,470 new postings, down 3,239 new ads from the March 5th series high of 12,709 new ads. Though down 25% from last week, the week ending March 12th was the 8th highest new ad count during the pandemic period and 30% above a year ago. A large share of that over the week decline is the result of shifts within Health Care & Social Assistance, which accounted for over 50% of the total drop. That industry shift was heavily influenced by a one-week blip in new ads at Hartford Healthcare, which rose to almost 2,000 during the week ending March 5th or more than 34% of total new ads increase that week. During the most recent week, that employer had 537 new ads, which amounts to 45% of the 3,239 total decline over the week. Other industries with large shares of the total decline include Finance & Insurance and Retail trade, respectively with 7% and 6% of the over the week decline. The weekly swings shown below illustrate the inherent volatility of the weekly new ad series, while also showing that the monthly averages of weekly new ads have been at or above 5,900 since March 2021.


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Connecticut Weekly Statewide New HWOL Job Ads through 03/12/22
17 industries had job posting decreases over the week and 4 had increases. The 17 decreasing industries fell by a combined 3,444 new ads over the week, with half that drop occurring in Health Care & Social Assistance. That industry was driven by declines at Hartford Healthcare, which had an uncharacteristic one-week new ad increase a week ago. All but two of the 17 decreasing industries fell by 10% or more, 11 fell by 20% or more, and 5 fell by over 40%. Most industries were up over four weeks, with the largest increases occurring within Health Care & Social Assistance (+728 new ads), Educational Services (+343 new ads), and Manufacturing (+145 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Healthcare, Finance & Insurance, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 20 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 14 had over the week ad increase and 11 had decreases. With the exception of Hartford Healthcare, most employers had over the week change of less than 100 new ads. Hartford Healthcare had an over the week decrease of 1,459 new ads from about 2,000 new ads last week to 537 during the week ending March 12th. This one-week jump is uncharacteristic for that employer, which averaged 205 new ads per week over the past year. Over four weeks, 22 of 25 employers shown above had increases. The largest over four weeks were Hartford Healthcare (+339 new ads), Aya Healthcare (+157 new ads), and Capital One (+92 new ads).

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March 5th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending March 5th, 2022, there were 12,709 new postings, up 5,787 new ads from the week ending February 26th. 47 percent of this increase occurred in Healthcare & Social Assistance (+2,742 new ads), with most of that increase occurring at Hartford Healthcare (+1,878 new ads). Occupations with the largest increases were Registered Nurses (1,767 new ads), Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers (443 new ads), Driver/Sales Workers (361 new ads), and Retail Salespersons (317 new ads). This one-week blip is the fourth time during the last 12 months where total new ads approached or exceeded 10,000. In early July they reached 9,970 and fell to 5,220 by mid-month. In October they persisted near 10,000 for most of the month and in February new ads fell from similar levels to below 7,000 during the second half of the month. The overall gains in Connecticut, up 84% over the week far outpace the U.S. level increase of 31%.


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Connecticut Weekly Statewide New HWOL Job Ads through 03/05/22
18 sectors had job posting increases over the week and 3 had decreases. The 18 increasing sectors all saw double-digit percent increases, ranging from +14% in Management to +458% in Utilities. The 84% total increase was heavily influenced by Health Care & Social Assistance, which comprised about 47% of that increase (2,742 out of 5,787 new ads). There is some possibility that this Health Care & Social Assistance level is overstated, but beyond that sector, the 20 others grew by over 3,000 from a week ago. Over four weeks, every sector had new ad increases, ranging from a high of +1,084 in Health Care & Social Assistance, to single digit changes in Management and Mining/Extraction.

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Health Care & Social Assistance, and Business Services. The 25 employers shown above account for 29 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 22 had over the week ad increases, one was unchanged, and 2 had decreases. Two-thirds of the top 25 increase occurred at Hartford Healthcare, which increased by almost 1,900 new ads over the week. Some of this increase my be overstated, but the large count of Hartford Healthcare job ads was also found during a review of non-HWOL data sources. More than half of the top 25 employers grew by more than double prior week levels. The two decreasing employers fell by less than 25 new ads over the week. Over four weeks, 20 employers in the current top 25 had increases and five decreased, the largest of each being Hartford Healthcare (+1,460 new ads) and Humana (-176 new ads).

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February 19th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending February 19th, 2022, there were 5,879 new postings, down -1,436 ads or -20% over the week. Fifty-five percent of this over the week decline occurred in two sectors, Health Care & Social Assistance and Retail Trade. Those two sectors respectively accounted for 30% and 25% of the overall decline. Large over the week employer declines occurred at Amazon (-233 new ads), Starbucks (-52 new ads), Yale-New Haven Health System (-49 new ads) among others. Employers with the largest over the week increases include Avangrid (+104 new ads), Hartford Healthcare (+45 new ads), and the University of Bridgeport (+34 new ads). Connecticut's 20% over the week decline is twice as large as the 10% U.S.-level drop. When compared to the U.S., the three sectors in Connecticut with the largest declines had proportionally larger swings than corresponding U.S. percent changes. Health Care & Social Assistance (-28% CT, -18% U.S.), Retail Trade (-43% CT, -23% U.S.), and Finance & Insurance (-35% CT, -24% U.S.). The most recent weekly new ad count is the second lowest level since the start of the year, the lowest being 5,246 during the week ending January 1st, 2022.


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Connecticut Weekly Statewide New HWOL Job Ads through 02/19/22
11 sectors had job posting increases over the week and 10 had decreases. The 11 increasing sectors grew by a combined 346 new ads and the 10 decreasing sectors fell by a combined 1,782 new ads, resulting in the net decline of 1,436 across all industries. Among the 10 declining industries, 8 had over the week declines of 100 or more. The three largest declines were Health Care & Social Assistance (-433 new ads), Retail Trade (-356 new ads), and Finance & Insurance (-271 new ads). Over Four weeks, the largest industry increase occurred within Transportation & Warehousing (+117 new ads) and the largest decrease occurred in Retail Trade (-877 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Health Care & Social Assistance, Retail Trade, and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 20 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 14 had over the week ad increases and 11 had decreases. The 14 increasing employers had a combined 829 new ads, and the 11 decreasing employers in the top 25 had a combined 384 new ads. The largest increasing employers over the week was Avangrid (+104 new ads), and the largest decreasing employer in the top 25 was Starbucks Coffee (-52 new ads). Over four weeks, 12 employers in the most recent top 25 had increases, one was unchanged, and 12 employers decreased, the largest increase occurred at Superior Plus Trucking (+116 new ads) and the largest four-week decrease occurred at Yale-New Haven Health System (-130 new ads).

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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.

February 12th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending February 12th, 2022, there were 7,315 new postings, down -635 ads over the week. Despite this overall decline, a majority of industries added jobs over the week, the largest being Accommodation & Food Services (+168 new ads), Pro., Sci., & Tech. Services (+115 new ads), and Finance & Insurance (+115 new ads). These gains were tempered by a large -1,355 over the week decline in Health Care & Social Assistance, which resulted in the net decline across all industries. There is some indication that this Health Care drop may be overstated as the result of a job ad deduplication issue within the HWOL series and not due to a large real drop in postings. Employers with the largest new ad increase and decrease over the week include Boston Market (+89 new ads) and Hartford Healthcare (-507 new ads). The first two weeks of February have averaged higher than the monthly averages for the previous two months, which includes the December-January Omicron covid case wave. The previous two months had much larger new ad ranges, with week to week shifts as large as 3,300 new ads.


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Connecticut Weekly Statewide New HWOL Job Ads through 02/12/22
13 sectors had job posting increases over the week, two were unchanged, and 6 had decreases. The 13 increasing sectors grew by a combined 816 new ads and the 6 decreasing sectors fell by a combined 1,451 new ads. Most of that combined 6 sector decline occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance, which was down 1,355 new ads. The comparatively high Healthcare & Social Assistance levels during the week ending February 5th likely stem from a single employer deduplication issue within the HWOL database and not market shifts. Among increasing industries, the largest over the week gains occurred within Accommodation & Food Services (+168 new ads), Pro. Sci. & Tech. Services (+115 new ads), and Finance & Insurance (+52 new ads). Over Four weeks, the largest industry increase occurred within Finance & Insurance (+588 new ads) and the largest decrease occurred in Retail Trade (-210 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Health Care & Social Assistance, Retail Trade, and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 18 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 15 had over the week ad increases, one was unchanged, and 9 had decreases. The 15 increasing employers had a combined 374 new ads, and the 9 decreasing employers in the top 25 had a combined 658 new ads. The largest increasing employers over the week was Boston Market (+89 new ads), and the largest decreasing employer was Hartford Healthcare (-338 new ads). Over four weeks, 19 employers in the most recent top 25 had increases and 6 employers decreased, the largest increase occurred at Boston Market (+96 new ads) and the largest four-week decrease occurred at Amazon (-298 new ads).

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January 29th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending January 29th, 2022, there were 6,137 new postings, down 2,413 ads over the week. This new ad change is the third largest over the week decline since July 2021 and is shown in the graph below to follow a 26.2 percent increase during the week ending Jan 22nd. Corresponding US-level shifts of the past two weeks include a 12.2% increase followed by a 12.9% decline. Half of this overall shift occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (-582 new ads), Retail Trade (-483 new ads), or Professional, Scientific, & Recreation (-168 new ads). Employers with the largest over the week decline include Amazon, Hartford Healthcare, and Yale-New Haven Health System. Though down from levels seen during the second half of 2021, the monthly average for weeks ending in January 2022 (6,745 weekly average) is much higher than corresponding levels in January 2021 (4,206 weekly average) and January 2020 (5,073 weekly average), the month before the pandemic began to substantially impact the world economy.


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Connecticut Weekly Statewide New HWOL Job Ads through 01/15/22
18 sectors had job posting decreases over the week, one was unchanged, and 3 had increases. The 18 decreasing sectors fell by a combined 2,429 and the 3 increasing sectors grew by 7 new ads or less. The decreasing sectors all fell by 10% or more over the week, and 7 of 18 had percent declines larger than the total decline of -28%. At the three-digit industry level, the largest over the week declines occurred at NAICS 454 - Nonstore Retailers (down 217 to 433 new ads), NAICS 541 - Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (down 211 to 241 new ads) and NAICS 622 - Hospitals (down 163 new ads to 448). The industry change over four weeks was less negative, most industries had increases from the week ending January 1st. The largest increase over four weeks occurred in Manufacturing (+228 new ads or +82%) and the largest decrease over four weeks occurred in Accommodation & Food Services (-86 new ads or -25%).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Health Care & Social Assistance, Finance & Insurance and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 26 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 13 had over the week ad decreases, 3 were unchanged, and 9 had increases. The 13 decreasing employers had a combined 1,171 new ads, and the 9 increasing employers in the top 25 had a combined 191 new ads. The largest increasing employers over the week were Boehringer Ingelheim and Lee Enterprises (both +41 new ads), and the largest decreasing employer was Amazon (-319 new ads). Over four weeks, 21 employers in the most recent top 25 had increases and 4 employers decreased, the largest increase occurred at Hartford Healthcare (+184 new ads) and the largest four-week decrease occurred at Amazon (-56 new ads).

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January 22nd 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending January 22nd, 2022, there were 8,550 new postings, up 1,823 ads over the week. This 27% over the week increase continues a multi-week rebound from the sharp decline that started in mid-December. This state-level behavior corresponds with similar flows at the national level (see graph below). Both Connecticut and the United States reached a half-year low during the week ending January 1st, 2022, having respectively declined by 42 and 34 percent from the week ending December 18th, 2021. In the three weeks since that low, CT and the US are respectively up to within 5 and 10 percent of December 18th counts. The graph also illustrates how state and national new ad counts have shared similar trajectory shifts over the year. In Connecticut, roughly half the new ad growth over the week occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance, Retail Trade, and Finance & Insurance. Employers with the largest over the week increases are Hartford Healthcare (+187 new ads), Capital One (+138 new ads), and Amazon (+111 new ads).


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Connecticut Weekly Statewide New HWOL Job Ads through 01/15/22
18 sectors had job posting increases over the week and 3 had decreases. The 18 increasing sectors grew by a combined 2,124 new ads and the 3 decreasing sectors fell by a combined 301 new ads, most of that combined decline occurred in Manufacturing (-238 new ads). In percentage terms, 16 out of 21 sectors had over the week shifts of 30% or more. Over four weeks, total ads are up over 50%, and 17 sectors had increases. The 3 industries with the largest gains over four weeks include Retail Trade, Health Care & Social Assistance, and Finance and Insurance. These 3 sectors also had the largest one-week gains. The 3 four-week declining sectors include Utilities, Construction, and Information. Construction new ads are down over the week and over four weeks, which corresponds with the seasonality of that industry.

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Health Care & Social Assistance, Retail Trade, and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 27 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 20 had over the week ad increases, one was unchanged, and 4 had decreases. The 21 increasing employers had a combined 739 new ads, and the 7 decreasing employers in the top 25 fell by a combined 198 new ads. The largest increasing employer over the week was Hartford Healthcare (+191 new ads) and the largest decreasing employer was Raytheon (-164 new ads). Over four weeks, 21 employers increased and 4 employers decreased, the largest increase occurred at Amazon (+523 new ads) and the largest four week declines occurred at Walgreens Boots Alliance and Compass Group North America, both down 10 new ads.

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January 15th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending January 15th, 2022, there were 6,727 new postings, down 126 new ads over the week. This slight 2% over the week decrease overlays larger shifts at industry level. The largest industry increase and decrease over the week occurred in Manufacturing, up 305 new ads and Healthcare & Social Assistance, down 331 new ads. Over four weeks, new ads are down 2,313 new ads or 26%, most industries had four week shifts of less than 200, with the exception of Manufacturing, up 206 new ads and Health Care & Social Assistance, down 997 new ads. So far, the three weeks ending in January have averaged 6,287 new ads per week. This incomplete monthly average is lower than monthly levels going back to the second quarter of 2021. Though lower than the second half of last year, January 2022 is on track to exceed corresponding monthly levels for January 2021 and pre-pandemic January 2020, which respectively averaged 4,206 and 5,073 new ads per week.


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Connecticut Weekly Statewide New HWOL Job Ads through 01/15/22
Fourteen sectors had job posting decreases over the week and seven had increases. The fourteen decreasing sectors fell by a combined 836 new ads and the seven increasing sectors grew by a combined 710 new ads. Forty percent of the 14 sector decrease occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (-331 new ads) and 43 percent of the 7 sector increase occurred in Manufacturing (+305 new ads). Over four weeks, total ads were down 2,313 new ads, representing declines across fifteen sectors and increases in six. The largest four week decrease occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (-997 new ads or -43%) and the largest increase occurred in Manufacturing (+206 new ads or +39%).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Health Care & Social Assistance, Finance & Insurance, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 23 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 18 had over the week ad increases and 7 had decreases. The 18 increasing employers had a combined 739 new ads, and the 7 decreasing employers in the top 25 fell by a combined 198 new ads. The largest increasing employer over the week was Amazon (+368 new ads) and the largest decreasing employer was Yale-New Haven Health System (-58 new ads).

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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.

January 8th 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending January 8th, 2022, there were 6,853 new postings, up 1,573 new ads over the week. This over the week increase brings weekly new ads back to levels from four weeks ago. A third of the overall increase occurred in Health Care and Social Assistance (+506 new ads or +44%) and all but two industries experienced an over-the-week increase. Other industries with large over the week gains include Finance & Insurance (+185 new ads or +69%), and Professional, Scientific & Technical Occupations (+185 new ads or +93%). Employers that saw large over the week increases include Yale-New Haven Health System (+127 new ads), The Home Depot (+84 new ads) and Hartford Healthcare (+62 new ads). The largest employer decline occurred at Amazon (-319 new ads). The occupations with the largest increases include Registered Nurses (+207 new ads) and Heavy & Tractor- Trailer Truck Drivers (+63 new ads). The largest occupational new ad decrease occurred at Laborers, Freight & Material Movers (-111 new ads).


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Connecticut Weekly Statewide New HWOL Job Ads through 01/08/22
Nineteen sectors had job posting increases over the week and two had decreases. The nineteen increasing sectors grew by a combined 1,717 new ads and the two decreasing sectors fell by a combined 144 new ads. Sixty-six percent of the overall increase occurred in four industries; Health Care & Social Assistance (32% of overall growth), Finance & Insurance (12%), Pro., Sci., & Tech Services (12%), and Manufacturing (10%). Retail Trade had the only major industry decrease, down 139 new ads over the week.

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Health Care & Social Assistance, Finance & Insurance, and Business Services. The 25 employers shown above account for 28 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 23 had over the week ad increases and 2 had decreases. The increasing employers had a combined 722 new ads, and the two decreasing employers in the top 25 fell by a combined 329 new ads. The largest increasing employer over the week was Yale-New Haven Health System (+127 new ads) and the largest decreasing employer was Amazon (-319 new ads).

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January 1st 2022 Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending January 1st, 2022, there were 5,280 new postings, down 387 new ads or -7% from a week ago. This overall decline was tempered by gains in Retail Trade and driven by losses in Finance & Insurance, Health Care & Social Assistance, and Educational Services, all of which had over the week declines of 123 new ads or more. This large drop in new ads during the second half of December occurred during the uptick in omicron covid cases and echoes the large new ad drop shown below during the first half of July as the Delta variant lead to a late-summer case increase . Though the past two weeks of new ads are down over a third from four weeks ago and represent the second largest 2 week drop over the past 6 months, total new ads ending in the last week of 2021 and first week of 2022 remain substantially higher than corresponding weeks a year ago. During the weeks ending 12/26/2020 and 01/02/21, new ads were 3,283 and 2,413 respectively.


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Connecticut Weekly Statewide New HWOL Job Ads through 01/01/22
Fourteen sectors had job posting decreases over the week, one was unchanged and six had increases. The fourteen decreasing sectors fell by a combined 924 new ads and the six increasing sectors grew by a combined 537 new ads. About half of the decline among decreasing sectors occurred at Finance & Insurance (-191 new ads), Health Care & Social Assistance (-143 new ads) and Educational Services (-123 new ads). Among the combined 537 gain at the six increasing sectors, 57% occurred within Retail Trade (+309 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Health Care & Social Assistance, Retail Trade, and Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 25 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 17 had over the week ad increases and 8 had decreases. The 17 increasing employers had a combined 763 new ads, and the eleven decreasing employers in the top 25 fell by a combined 269 new ads. The largest increasing employer over the week was Amazon (+363 new ads) and the largest decreasing employer was Hartford Healthcare (-143 new ads).

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December 25th, 2021 Extra Issue #88 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending December 25th, there were 5,667 new postings, down 3,373 new ads or -37% from a week ago. About 48% of this overall decrease occurred in Healthcare & Social Assistance, Retail Trade, and Manufacturing, the three of which had respective decreases of 1,029, 395, and 189. The most recent week of total new ads is the lowest level since mid-July and is the second lowest level for the second half of 2021. The three occupations with the largest new ad decrease over the week were Registered Nurses (-248 new ads), Laborers and Material Movers (-171 new ads), and Medical Assistants (-112 new ads). Four employers had over the week new ad declines of over 100 new ads, Hartford Healthcare (-438 new ads), Amazon (-198 new ads), Aya Healthcare (-122 new ads), and Avangrid (-101 new ads). Three of those employers had corresponding gains in the prior week. During the week ending December 18th, Hartford Healthcare was up 494 new ads, Amazon was up 310, and Avangrid was up 103 new ads. Though down over the week, new ads are up substantially from a year ago, which saw 3,283 new ads during the week ending 12/26/20.


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Connecticut Weekly Statewide New HWOL Job Ads through 12/25/21
Eighteen sectors had job posting decreases over the week, one was unchanged and two had increases. Healthcare and Social Assistance had the largest decrease, down 1,029 ads which amounted to 31 percent of the weekly drop across all industries. Most major sectors had double-digit percent change, the exception being Public Administration, down -3% and Agriculture which was unchanged. Among industries with large new ad losses, the largest percent decreases occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (-45%), Real Estate (-42%), and Arts, Entertainment and Recreation (-41%). New ad change over four weeks had similar industry shifts, all but four sectors declined, and the four increasing sectors grew by 33 new ads or less. Large sector losses over four weeks occurred in Educational Services (-57%), Manufacturing (-56%), and Information (-53%). There is some likelihood that the past week was impacted by holiday-related closures. A year ago, during the week ending 12/26/2020, new ads were down 15% over the week.

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Health Care, Finance & Insurance, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 21 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 14 had over the week ad increases and 11 had decreases. The 14 increasing employers had a combined 242 new ads, and the eleven decreasing employers in the top 25 fell by a combined 997 new ads. 3 employers amounted a combined 758 new ad decline, Hartford Healthcare (-438 new ads), Amazon (-198 new ads), and Aya Healthcare (-122 new ads). The remaining 8 declining employers in the top 25 had over the week losses of 68 or less. The fourteen increasing employers had much smaller increases, the largest being a 31 new ad increase over the week at Bertucci's. The largest four-week increase occurred at Dattco (+33 new ads) and the largest decrease occurred at Amazon (-351 new ads).

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December 18th, 2021 Extra Issue #87 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending December 18th, there were 9,040 new postings, up 2,156 new ads or +31% from a week ago. More than half of this overall increase occurred in Healthcare & Social Assistance, Retail Trade, and Educational Services, the three of which had respective increases of 654, 321, and 161. The most recent week of total new ads is a rebound from the prior week, which was the lowest level since August. New ads are up substantially from a year ago, which saw 3,863 during the week ending 12/19/20. The three occupations with the largest new ad increase over the week were Laborers and Material Movers (+244 new ads), Registered Nurses (+190 new ads), and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers (+105 new ads). Occupations with the largest over the week decreases were Real Estate Sales Agents (-54 new ads), Janitors and Cleaners (-20 new ads), and Retail Salespersons (-19 new ads). Employers with the largest over the week increase includes Hartford Healthcare (+494 new ads), Amazon (+310 new ads), and Avangrid (+103 new ads). The largest employer decreases occurred at Boehringer Ingelheim (-47 new ads), Verint Systems (-27 new ads), and Masonicare Corporation (-24 new ads).


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Connecticut Weekly Statewide New HWOL Job Ads through 12/18/21
Sixteen sectors had job posting increases over the week and five had decreases. The increasing sectors grew by a combined 2,282 new ads and decreasing ones fell by a combined 126 new ads. Six industries grew by over 100 new ads over the week, the largest being Health Care and Social Assistance (+654 new ads), Retail Trade (+321 new ads), and Educational Services (-161 new ads). The most recent week of new ads was 332 ads higher than four weeks ago. The largest industry increase and decrease over four weeks occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (+668 new ads) and Retail Trade (-122 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Health Care, Finance & Insurance, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 27 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 21 had over the week ad increases and 4 had decreases. The 21 increasing employers had a combined 1,560 new ads, and the four decreasing employers in the top 25 fell by a combined 81 new ads. The three employers with the most ad had a combined 12.5% of total ads. Over four weeks, 19 employers in the above table had increases and 6 had decreases. The largest four-week increase occurred at Aya Healthcare (+130 new ads) and the largest decrease occurred at Carvana LLC (-96 new ads).

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December 11th, 2021 Extra Issue #86 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending December 11th, there were 6,884 new postings, down 1,462 new ads or -18% from a week ago. This overall decline was driven by losses in the 3 industries with the most ads, which comprised combined losses of 634 new ads, or 43% of the losses across all industries. These three industries were Retail Trade (-233 over the week), Health Care & Social Assistance (-220 over the week), and Manufacturing (-181 over the week). The most recent week of total new ads is the lowest since mid August 2021. The three occupations with the largest new ad decline over the week were Retail Salespersons (-167 new ads), Laborers, Freight, & Material Movers (-97 new ads), and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers (-79 new ads), all three of which relate to the Retail Trade and Transportation industries. Occupations with the largest over the week increases were Licensed Practical and Vocational Nurses (+58 new ads), Real Estate Sales Agents (+39 new ads), and Sales Managers (+37 new ads). Though the most recent week is down from the series highs of October, the new ad count for week ending December 11th is 48% higher than corresponding new ad counts from the second week of December 2020.


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Connecticut Weekly Statewide New HWOL Job Ads through 12/11/21
Eighteen sectors had job posting decreases over the week, one was unchanged, and two had slight increases. The decreasing sectors fell by a combined 1,534 new ads and two increasing ones grew by a combined 72 new ads. For the 7 industries that fell by more than 100 new ads, over the week percent change ranged from -12% (Health Care & Social Assistance) to -44% (Transportation and Warehousing). The two increasing industries, Real Estate and Other Services grew respectively by 53 (+60%) and 19 (+18%) new ads. Over four weeks, the industry new ad shifts were much more tempered, with a net decline of 271 new ads or -4%. 11 industries had four week declines and 10 had increases, ranging between the -285 new ad decline in Retail Trade and the 228 new ad increase in Health Care & Social Assistance.

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Healthcare, Finance & Insurance, and Business Services. The 25 employers shown above account for 18 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 16 had over the week ad increases and 9 had decreases. Over the week, 23 of the employers in the top 25 had new ad shifts of fewer than 50 new ads. The two with change above 50 new ads were Masonicare Corp. (+64 new ads) and Yale-New Haven Health System (-326 new ads). The large over the week decrease at Yale-New Haven Health System follows an equivalent increase of 323 new ads during the week ending December 4th. Over four weeks, eighteen employers in the top 25 had increases and seven had decreases, the largest of each being Masonicare Corp. (+64 new ads) and Trinity Health (-34 new ads).

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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.

December 4th, 2021 Extra Issue #85 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending December 4th, there were 8,346 new postings, down 202 new ads or -2% from a week ago. This overall decline was driven by losses in 8 industries, the largest being Educational Services (-281 new ads), Retail Trade (-238 new ads) and Manufacturing (-152 new ads). Among large employers, the largest over the week decrease occurred at Amazon (-353 new ads), Evolent Health (-176 new ads), and Yale University (-112 new ads). This total new ad count for the first week of December though down 2% over the week is 53 new ads above the monthly average of weeks ending in November (8,284 per week).


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Connecticut Weekly Statewide New HWOL Job Ads through 12/04/21
Thirteen sectors had job posting increases over the week and eight had decreases. The thirteen increasing sectors grew by a combined 678 new ads and the eight decreasing ones fell by a combined 880 new ads. The largest industry increases occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (+219 new ads), Accommodation & Food Services (+174 new ads), and Finance & Insurance (+105 new ads). These three sectors accounted amounted a combined +498 new ads or 73 percent of increasing sectors. Among the eight decreasing sectors, the largest were Educational Services (-281 new ads), Retail Trade (-238 new ads), and Manufacturing (-152 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 23 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 19 had over the week ad increases and 6 had decreases. Over the week, the largest employer increase occurred at Yale-New Haven Health System (+323 new ads) and the largest decrease occurred at Amazon (-353 new ads). Those two employers also had the largest respective increase and decrease over four weeks.

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November 27th, 2021 Extra Issue #84 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending November 27th, there were 8,548 new postings, down 160 new ads or -2% from a week ago. This slight decrease overlays larger shifts at the industry level. Seven industries had employment change of 100 new ads or more. The largest industry increase and decrease respectively were Manufacturing (+311 new ads) and Transportation & Warehousing (-202 new ads). Among large employers, the largest over the week increase occurred at Amazon (+218 new ads) and the largest decrease occurred at Hartford Healthcare (-456 new ads). The November average of weeks that month was 8,304 new ads. The past three months have had the highest new ad average of the pandemic period.


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Connecticut Weekly Statewide New HWOL Job Ads through 11/27/21
Eleven sectors had job posting decreases over the week, one was unchanged, and eight had increases. The eleven decreasing sectors fell by a combined 895 new ads and the eight increasing ones grew by a combined 735 new ads. The largest industry decreases occurred in Transportation & Warehousing (-202 new ads), Accommodation & Food Services (-168 new ads), and Professional, Scientific, & Tech. Services (-111 new ads). These three sectors accounted amounted a combined -481 new ads or 65 percent of decreasing sectors. Among the eight increasing sectors, the largest were Manufacturing (+311 new ads), Education Services (+223 new ads), and Information (+100 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Healthcare, Retail Trade, and Educational Services. The 25 employers shown above account for 29 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 22 had over the week ad increases and 3 had decreases. Over Four weeks, the largest employer new ad increases occurred at Raytheon and Hartford Healthcare, up 177 and 163 respectively. The three decreasing industries over for weeks were UnitedHealth Group (-62 new ads), Deloitte (-21 new ads), and the State of Connecticut (-5 new ads).

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November 20th, 2021 Extra Issue #83 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending November 20th, there were 8,708 new postings, up 1,553 new ads or +22% from a week ago. Most of this increase occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (1,644 new ads, up 214 over the week) and Transportation & Warehousing (393 new ads, up 193 over the week). Employers within those two sectors with the most ads were Hartford Healthcare (456 new ads) and UPS (83 New Ads) respectively. The first three weeks ending in November 2021 average 8,222 new ads per week. This is down from an October monthly average of 9,533 new ads per week, the highest on record, and above the September weekly average of 8,125 per week. The complete monthly average for the four weeks ending in November will be published next Friday.


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Connecticut Weekly Statewide New HWOL Job Ads through 11/20/21
Thirteen sectors had job posting increases over the week, one was unchanged, and seven had decreases. The Thirteen increasing sectors grew by a combined 1,676 new ads and the seven decreasing ones fell by a combined 123. The largest industry increases occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (+447 new ads), Transportation & Warehousing (+193 new ads), and Accommodation & Food Services (+184 new ads). These three sectors accounted for 35 percent of the increase experienced in increasing sectors. The seven declining sectors fell by 39 new ads or less. Over four weeks, total new ads are down 17% from 10,513 new ads during the week ending October 23rd, which was among the highest weekly new ad counts on record.

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Healthcare, Retail Trade, and Transportation & Warehousing. The 25 employers shown above account for 26 percent of all new ads. Among the top 25 employers, 17 had over the week ad increases and 8 had decreases, the largest of each being Hartford Healthcare (+300 new ads) and Pearson (-79 new ads). The 17 increasing employers in the top 25 amounted to a combined 1,127 new ad increase over the week and the 8 decreasing employers were down a combined 171, resulting in a +956 over the week top 25 net change. Over Four weeks, the largest employer new ad increases occurred at Hartford Healthcare and CVS Health, both up 155 new ads. The largest decline over four weeks occurred at Amazon, down 721 new ads.

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November 13th, 2021 Extra Issue #82 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending November 13th, there were 7,155 new postings, down 1,649 new ads or -19% from a week ago. Most of this decline occurred in Retail Trade, down 793 and within that sector, most of the decline occurred at Amazon (-603). Occupations with the largest over the week declines include Laborer & Freight Material Movers (-378), Registered Nurses (-372 new ads), and Tractor Trailer Truck Drivers (-107 new ads). The most recent week of new ad data is the lowest level since mid-August but still more than twice the new ad level from a year ago, which was 3,366 new ads during the second week of November 2020.


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Connecticut Weekly Statewide New HWOL Job Ads through 11/13/21
Fourteen sectors had job posting decreases over the week, one was unchanged, and six had increases. The fourteen decreasing sectors fell by a combined 1,802 new ads and the six increasing ones grew by a combined 153. The largest industry decreases occurred in Retail Trade (-793 new ads), Health Care & Social Assistance (-193 new ads), and Accommodation & Food Services (-106 new ads). These three sectors accounted for 61 percent of the losses experienced in declining sectors. The Retail Trade losses follow a 620 new ad increase over the week ending November 6th. The six increasing sectors grew by 50 new ads or less over the week, with the three largest being Finance & Insurance (+50 new ads), Manufacturing (+34 new ads), and Information (+32 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Retail Trade, Finance & Insurance, and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services. The 25 employers shown above account for 23 percent of all new ads. Of the top 25, 17 had over the week ad increases and 8 had decreases, the largest of each being UKG Ultimate Kronos Group (+137 new ads) and Amazon (-603 new ads). The 17 increasing employers in the top 25 amounted to a combined 694 new ad increase over the week, and the 8 decreasing employers were down a combined 794, resulting in a -100 over the week change. Almost all of the over the week decline in the top 25 was due to Amazon, which accounted for 76% of the drop among the 8 decreasing employers.

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November 6th, 2021 Extra Issue #81 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending November 6th, 2021, there were 8,804 new postings, up 664 new ads or +8% from a week ago. The industries with the largest increases over the week include Retail Trade, Health Care & Social Assistance, and Educational Services. Employers with the most ads in those three sectors include Amazon, Trinity Health, Hartford Healthcare, Yale University, and The University of Connecticut. The most recent week of new ad data is an increase over levels during the last week of October, the month with the highest average on record. The weeks ending October 9th, 16th, and 23rd all had over 10,000 new job postings. When compared to the first week of November 2020, the most recent week of new ad data is up 96%.


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Connecticut Weekly Statewide New HWOL Job Ads through 11/06/21
Twelve sectors had job posting increases over the week and nine had decreases. The twelve increasing sectors grew by a combined 990 new ads and the nine decreasing ones fell by a combined 326. The largest industry increases occurred in Retail Trade (+620 new ads), Health Care & Social Assistance (+100 new ads), and Educational Services (+75 new ads). These three industries accounted for a combined 80% of the job ad gains across the twelve increasing industries. Among the nine sectors with over the week decreases, the largest occurred in Transportation & Warehousing (+74 new ads) and Finance & Insurance (-66 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Retail Trade, Health Care, Finance & Insurance. The 25 employers shown above account for 27 percent of all new ads. Amazon, the employer with the most ads accounted for 9% of all new ads. Twenty of the top 25 employers had over the week increases, the largest occurring at Amazon (+384 new ads) and BJ's Wholesale Club (+118 new ads). Among the five decreasing employers in the top 25, the largest occurred at United Parcel Service (-168 new ads) and Yale-New Haven Health System (-92). Overall, the top 25 employers for the week ending November 6th had a combined 2,345 new ads, in the prior week those specific employers had a combined 1,424 new ads.

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October 30th, 2021 Extra Issue #80 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending October 30th, 2021, there were 8,140 new postings, down 2,373 new ads or -23% from a week ago. The most recent week is the second lowest of those ending in October, a month that had the highest weekly average on record. The overall average for weeks ending in October 2021 is 9,508, up 17% from the September (8,135 weekly average) and up 71% from October 2020 (4,766 weekly average). The end of month drop during the week ending October 30th was driven by declines in Healthcare, Retail Trade, and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services. The employers with the largest declines over the week in those three respective industries were Hartford Healthcare (-258 new ads), Amazon (-569 new ads), and Deloitte (-369 new ads).


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Connecticut Weekly Statewide New HWOL Job Ads through 10/30/21
Fifteen sectors had job posting decreases over the week and six had increases. The Fifteen increasing sectors fell by a combined 2,560 new ads and the six increasing ones grew by a combined 187. The largest industry decreases occurred in Health Care & Social Assistance (-779 new ads), Retail Trade (-737 new ads), and Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (-417 new ads). These three industries accounted for a combined 81% of the total net losses across all industries. Among the six sectors with over the week increases, the largest occurred in Transportation & Warehousing (+81 new ads) and Accommodation & Food Services (+49 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Health Care, Finance & Insurance, and Retail Trade. The 25 employers shown above account for 23 percent of all new ads. The three employers with the most ads, Amazon, UPS, and Yale-New Haven Health System had a combined 9% of total ads. Fifteen of the top 25 employers had over the week increases, the largest occurring at UPS (+161 new ads). Among the ten decreasing employers in the top 25, the largest occurred at Amazon (-569 new ads) and Deloitte (-369). Travelers was unchanged at 46 new ads this week and last week. Overall, the top 25 employers for the week ending October 30th had a combined 1,834 new ads, in the prior week those specific employers had a combined 2,608 new ads.

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October 23rd, 2021 Extra Issue #79 Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series
During the week ending October 23rd, 2021, there were 10,513 new postings, down 160 new ads or -1% from a week ago. The most recent week is the second highest level on record in Connecticut and follows a series high of 10,673 during the week ending October 23rd. The October average of weeks ending this month is on tract to be the highest on record and continues a yearlong trend of new ad growth. In September, the average of weeks ending that month was 8,254, the average for October with one week left in the month is 9,540 new ads. Total new ads in recent weeks have been roughly double levels a year ago. Industries with the largest increases when compared to a year ago (the week ending 10/24/20) include Health Care & Social Assistance (+1,299 new ads or 230%), Retail Trade (+982 new ads or 209%), and Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (+717 new ads or 395%).


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Connecticut Weekly Statewide New HWOL Job Ads through 10/23/21
Twelve sectors had job posting increases over the week and nine had decreases. The twelve increasing sectors grew by a combined 958 new ads and the nine decreasing ones fell by a combined 1,118. The largest industry increases occurred in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (+357 new ads), Healthcare & Social Assistance (+301 new ads), and Manufacturing (+148 new ads). Among the nine sectors with over the week declines, the largest occurred in Information (-339 new ads), Transportation & Warehousing (-228 new ads), and Retail Trade (-182 new ads). Large percent shifts occurred over the week in many sectors, fifteen had change of 10% or more. Some of the largest over the week percent gains occurred in Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (+59% or +357 new ads) and Manufacturing (+26% or +148 new ads). Large percent declines occurred in Information (-62% or -339 new ads) and Transportation & Warehousing (-46% or -228 new ads).

Employers with the most new job postings during the week were mostly in Finance & Insurance, Retail Trade, and Healthcare. The 25 employers shown above account for 28 percent of all new ads. The three employers with the most ads, Amazon, Deloitte, and Hartford Healthcare had a combined 16% of total ads. Fifteen of the top 25 employers had over the week increases, the largest occurring at Deloitte (+316 new ads) and Hartford Healthcare (+283 new ads). Among the ten decreasing employers in the top 25, the largest occurred at Amazon (-370 new ads) and Salesforce (-315). Overall, the top 25 employers for the week ending October 23rd had a combined 2,993 new ads, in the prior week those specific employers had a combined 3,255 new ads.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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).

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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).

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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).

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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).

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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.

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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).

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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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