Jobs – and Job Listings – Perked Up in July

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Both the number of jobs added and the number of help wanted ads online reached a healthy level in July, according to reports.

The government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics employment report showed that the non-farm economy added a seasonally-adjusted 215,000 jobs during the month. This followed upward revisions for May and June boosting already strong number for those months.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the economy has added an average of 235,000 jobs a month during the past three months. Anything over 200,000 is considered strong.

As if to reinforce this theme, the number of online help wanted ads increased in July, by 83,700 vs. June, according to data from The Conference Board. There were a total of 5,384,400 listings during the month.

There were more jobs added, and more on the way.

 

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