Milwaukee, St. Louis, Detroit and Hartford Show Greatest Increase in Per Capita Hiring

CARLSBAD, CA/RICHARDSON, TX (September 28, 2010) – For the second month in a row, managerial recruitment activity showed a slight drop, falling to 99.6 in September from 102.3 in August, according to the new Employment Index. The September 2010 Index, which measures managerial hiring activity online, dipped 2.7 points since August 2010, after a 14.3 gain in July. Even though the last two months have shown a decrease in hiring, the Index is 31.2 points higher than it was in September 2009, which reflects improvement during the past year. All regions of the country had setbacks, except for the West, which gained 0.5 point in September.

“The number of new managerial and executive positions likely won’t rise much until we see further economic expansion,“ says Tony Lee, publisher, “Now that the recession is beginning to wane, we should start to see increased hiring at existing organizations and more business startups.”

The most improved per capita hiring city in September was Milwaukee, with a gain of 20%. St. Louis (+12%), Detroit (+9%) and Hartford (+7%) also saw an increase in hiring this month.

“Milwaukee showed great improvement in hiring over the past year, gaining 23 points since last September, while St. Louis gained 21 points,” says Jay Martin, COO, JobSerf. ”Even though long-term unemployment and underemployment rates indicate serious challenges for Connecticut’s economy, Hartford showed a remarkable 29 point increase since September 2009.”

Losing ground this month were Cleveland (-14%), Atlanta (-9%) and Miami (-8%).

The Employment Index per capita hiring levels for U.S. cities in September are:
    1.    Washington, DC - 185
    2.    Boston -138
    3.    San Francisco - 110
    4.    Seattle - 93
    5.    Chicago - 90
    6.    New York City - 87
    7.    Baltimore - 86
    8.    Atlanta - 80
    9.    Dallas - 70
    10.    Philadelphia - 68
    11.    Denver - 66
    12.    Cleveland - 64
    13.    Hartford - 62
    14.    Pittsburgh - 61
    15.    Nashville - 60
    16.    Houston - 60
    17.    Milwaukee - 59
    18.    Minneapolis - 57
    19.    San Diego - 55
    20.    Indianapolis - 53
    21.    Los Angeles - 50
    22.    St. Louis - 48
    23.    Miami - 46
    24.    Phoenix - 46
    25.    Cincinnati - 45
    26.    Louisville - 41
    27.    Tampa - 40
    28.    Detroit - 36
    29.    Memphis - 36
    30.    Riverside - 18

The Employment Index is an exclusive barometer showing managerial hiring activity based on the number of jobs posted online nationally. The Index reveals the differences in job listings by month, and offers valuable trends and forecasts using proprietary employment data hand-counted by a team of researchers.
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