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February 16, 2011 / Toby Dayton

LinkUp Reports January Job Gains

As a follow-up to yesterday’s jobs report for January from LinkUp, I wanted to highlight a little further what is happening on a state by state basis in terms of the growth in new job listings on company websites. Not only did new job postings on corporate websites rise 16% in January, from 433,000 in December to 502,000 in January (an increase of 69,000), but 36 states saw an increase in new job listings.

Job Growth by State January 2011

On a percentage basis, the following states saw the largest increases in new job openings on company websites:

1 Missouri 126%
2 New Hampshire 56%
3 Connecticut 55%
4 Iowa 50%
5 Arkansas 48%
6 Vermont 45%
7 Washington 29%
8 Utah 27%
9 Kentucky 27%
10 Florida 27%

In terms of ranking states by the quantity of new job postings added to company websites in January, the following states make up the top 10:

1 Missouri 11,174
2 Virginia 7,929
3 Washington 6,483
4 Goergia 6,475
5 Connecticut 3,991
6 Hawaii 3,932
7 California 3,807
8 Ohio 3,033
9 West Virginia 2,937
10 Utah 2,482

Those same 10 states also saw the largest increases in the total number of jobs on company websites, in the exact same order. And finally, of the 36 states that saw an increase in new job postings on company websites, the average increase was 2,000 new job openings and an average increase of 24% over December. As we said yesterday, and despite what Indeed reported this morning, all signs are pointing to a very positive jobs report tomorrow.