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June 3, 2009 / Toby Dayton

Healthcare And Hospitality Sectors Show Job Growth In May; Technology Sector Sees Continued Weakness

Consistent with LinkUp state by state job listing report for May released yesterday, the job search engine’s report of new and total job listings by industry for May provides further proof that the job market is showing signs of life. While new job listings on LinkUp fell 8% to 425,783, the decline was a massive improvement from the 23% drop in April. Total job listings by industry fell 4% in May to 726,173. This, too, was an improvement from the 7% decline in April.

LinkUp, one of the leading job search engines in the country, indexes job listings found on only on company web sites (18,356 company sites in May). 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.

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Just as encouragning as the slowing rate of decline is the fact that 14 industries showed either an increase or no decline in the number of new or total job listings. In April, not a single industry showed an increase in new job listings, and only 5 had an increase in the total number of listings. In terms of the best and worst industries, Healthcare and Hospitality experienced the largest increases, while Restaurant & Food Service, Technology, and Engineering & Architecture showed the largest declines.

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