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June 4, 2008 / Toby Dayton

LinkUp Jobs Data Shows Slight Improvement In May

The number of both total and new jobs listed on company web sites increased in May, according to data provided by LinkUp.com. While the slight increases (10% and 13% respectively) might be explained by the fact that the LinkUp data includes jobs from more companies this month than last, it is somewhat safe to assume that the jobs market did not deteriorate further in May.  LinkUp data shows the number of jobs listed directly on corporate web sites and reports both the number of new, unique jobs posted as well as the total number of jobs posted during the month.

In May, company web sites listed a total of 890,211 unique jobs, up 10% from the total in April. Of those listings, 610,390 were new job jobs, up significantly from 542,056 new jobs posted in April. A surprisingly high number of states (44) reported an increase in total jobs listed, while only a few states (6) reported a decrease in total job openings.

LinkUp.com aggregates job listings that employers post on their own corporate web site. These job listings or openings are often not advertised anywhere else on the web or in print. As well, the aggregated data, pulled from  8,485 companies of all sizes and in all industries throughout the U.S., does not include any duplicate job listings. But while the data presents a high-quality, unique, and relevant snapshot of the nation’s employment picture, it is not meant to represent the exact number of job openings in any given state. The vast majority of companies in the U.S. do not list their job openings on their company web site, if they even have a corporate web site, and LinkUp is still accumulating data from new companies being included in the data set.

To view past LinkUp jobs reports, click the appropriate month (April, March, February).