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December 4, 2009 / Toby Dayton

LinkUp Reports Significant Improvement On The Jobs Front In November

As further evidence of an improving economy, LinkUp reported today that new job listings in its job search engine rose 9% in November, while the total number of job listings in its search engine rose 4%. The Department of Labor reported this morning that in November, the U.S. economy only lost 11,000 jobs, a stunning development given the consensus estimate from economists that 125,000 were lost during the month. Unemployment dropped to 10% in November from a 26-year high of 10.2% in October.

According to LinkUp data, 34 states in the country reported an increase in the number of new job listings in November, while 35 showed an increase in total job listings. Across the nation, companies and employers listed 475,301 new jobs on their company websites, an increase of 39,496 from October. The total number of jobs listed rose by 33,208 from October to 861,128.

LinkUp, the fastest growing job search engine on the web, indexes job listings from over 25,000 corporate and employer websites throughout the U.S. Because the index is updated daily and only includes job listings that are found on career portals within company websites, the completely unique jobs data is extremely reliable. There are no jobs from recruiters, headhunters, search firms or staffing companies, and no scam jobs, phishing jobs, or other fraudulent postings. And because LInkUp only indexes jobs from a single source – the hiring company itself – there are no duplicate listings that pollute job board aggregator sites such as Indeed and Simplyhired.

Jobs by State - November '09

On a state by state basis, California, Utah, and New York added the most number of new job listings, while Illinois, West Virginia, and Connecticut saw the largest declines in the number of new job listings.

Best & Wordst States - November '09