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October 5, 2009 / Toby Dayton

Almost All Industries Shed Jobs In September

Continuing last Friday’s post about LinkUp’s dour jobs report for September (in which 47 states reported a decrease from August in the total number of job listings), there is equally as discouraging news on an industry by industry basis. In September, 29 of 36 industries showed a decrease from August in both new and total number of job listings on LinkUp.

LinkUp, the fastest growing job search engine on the web according to recent ComScore data, only indexes job listings that are found on company websites. The September jobs report was based on a comparison between August and September job listings from 16,861 corporate websites around the U.S. As a result of this unique data source, LinkUp’s job listing data includes no duplicate job listings, no classifieds from recruiters or headhunters, and no phishing or scam ads. Even more importantly, the jobs data is based on actual job openings that companies list on their own company website rather than the openings that companies are advertising for on other job boards or in newspapers.

September Jobs Data By Industry

The nation’s retail industry stands out as perhaps the only bright spot in the job market, while the General Management & Business, Technology, and Restaurant categories showed the largest decrease in the number of job listings.

September Jobs Data Best & Worst Industries