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March 10, 2009 / Toby Dayton

Nearly All Industries Show Decline in Job Listings In February

LinkUp’s job listing report for February showed that nearly every single industry tracked by the job search engine experienced a decline in new and total job listings for the month. Similar to the state by state data, 32 of the 37 industries reported a decline in new job listings with all new listings by industry declining by 14% from January. In terms of total job listings by industry, the overall decline was 11% with 31 of 37 industries showing a decline during the month.

LinkUp, one of the leading job search engines in the country, aggregates and publishes only job listings found on company web sites (14,190 company sites in February). Unlike other job search engines such as Indeed or Simplyhired, LinkUp does not aggregate jobs from other job boards but rather indexes only jobs pulled directly from company web sites themselves. As a result, job listings found on LinkUp are always current, often unadvertised, and never fake.


Of the handful of industries that saw an increase in job listings during the month, Consulting & Freelance, Restaurant & Food Service, and Retail experienced the largest increase in job listings in terms of both quantity and percentage. The industries that suffered the largest declines in percentage terms included Aerospace, Defense, & Aviation, Marketing, and Automotive. The industries with the largest declines in the quantity of job listings included Heath & Medical, technology, and Sales & Business Development.