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April 2, 2009 / Toby Dayton

Decline Of Job Listings On Company Web Sites Accelerates In March

A day ahead of Friday’s jobs report from the Department of Labor, LinkUp reports that total job listings from over 16,000 company web sites around the U.S. plummeted again in March, dropping 19% from February. New jobs posted to company web sites dropped slightly less, declining 18% from February. The total number of job listings dropped by more than 183,000, far worse than the 127,000 decline between January and February. New jobs posted to those same company sites dropped by more than 129,000 listings. March stands as by far the worst month of job listing declines since LinkUp started tracking the information in 2008. Only 2 states showed an increase in the total number of job listings, and only 5 showed an increase in the number of new job listings.

LinkUp, one of the leading job search engines in the country, indexes job listings found on only on company web sites (16,070 company sites in March). Unlike other job search engines such as Indeed or Simplyhired, LinkUp does not aggregate jobs from other job boards but rather aggregates and publishes 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.


In terms of the best and worst performing states, North and South Dakota, Arkansas, and Missourri fared the best, while Texas, California, Pennsylvania, and New York lost the most jobs. Combined, total job listings in those 3 states declined by nearly 40,000.