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Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW):
August 2012 Index Highlights:
Monster Employment Index U.S. grows 6 percent annually in August and rises 6 percent month-over-month
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting continues to lead all sectors in recruitment growth alongside transportation and warehousing. Retail trade recruitment rebounded in August, aligning with seasonal consumer patterns
Public administration (down 16 percent) and educational services (down three percent) continue to drag down the index with negative year-over-year growth
Among the metro markets tracked by the Index, Houston maintains momentum, while San Francisco eases
The Monster Employment IndexU.S. is a monthly gauge of U.S. online job posting activity based on a real-time review of millions of employer job opportunities culled from a large representative selection of career Web sites and online job listings. The Index does not reflect the trend of any one advertiser or source, but is an aggregate measure of the change in job listings across the industry.
Monster Employment Index U.S. results for the past 18 months are as follows:
Industry Year-over-year Trends: 18 of the 20 industries monitored by the Index showed positive annual growth trends.
Agriculture, forestry, fishery, and hunting (up 13 percent) finished atop the sector rankings with the transportation and warehousing (up 13 percent) sector holding onto its second-place standing
Educational Services (down three percent) recorded the largest growth month-over-month among all sectors yet still registered a net decline on the year
Administrative support (up ten percent) reached its highest level in nearly 4 years in August
Retail Trade (up ten percent) rebounded from July’s somewhat muted level, which aligns with the sector’s general seasonal trend as retailers staff up for the back-to-school period
Public administration (down 16 percent) continued to chart the steepest annual decline in the Index
Top Growth Industries
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, and Hunting
Transportation and Warehousing
Lowest Growth Industries
Accommodation and Food Services
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Occupation Year-over-year Trends:Annual online demand for workers rose in 19 of 23 occupational categories in August.
Legal (up 25 percent) registered the highest annual growth in August
Production (down two percent) and military specific (down two percent) recorded the weakest annual trends
Top Growth Occupations
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance
Architecture and Engineering
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical
Business and Financial Operations
Lowest Growth Occupations
Personal Care and Service
Education, Training, and Library
Geographic year-over-year Trends:All 28 metro markets recorded positive annual growth in August.
Houston (up 15 percent) continued to lead all metro markets in terms of annual growth with notable momentum gains in occupational categories like architecture/engineering and computer/mathematical during the latest month
Orlando (up 14 percent) made a return to the top 5 list when ranking metros by annual growth. Life, physical, and social sciences is now charting a notably positive upward trajectory, reflecting increased opportunities in the bioscience field
San Francisco (up six percent) charted a slowdown, which has been consistent with eased growth rates on the West Coast, specifically in California’s major metros
Top Growth Metro Markets
Lowest Growth Metro Markets
Monster Employment Index Europe demonstrated an annual reduction in online recruitment for the first time since April 2010, declining by one percent in August. More than half of all industries exhibited annual growth with Germany (up seven percent) and the UK (up one percent) as the only two regions to report year-over-year growth in August.
Monster Employment Index India rises five percent from a year ago in August. Shipping/Marine continues to record the highest growth, while the printing and packaging sector also records strong annual growth.
To obtain a full copy of the Monster Employment Index U.S. report for August 2012, and to access current individual data charts for each of the 28 metro markets tracked, please visit
http://about-monster.com/employment-index. Data for the month of September will be released on October 5, 2012.
About the Monster Employment Index U.S.
Launched in April 2004 with data collected since October 2003, the Monster Employment Index U.S. is a broad and comprehensive monthly analysis of U.S. online job posting activity
conducted by Monster Worldwide, Inc. Based on a real-time review of millions of employer job opportunities culled from a large, representative selection of corporate career sites and job boards, including Monster, the Monster Employment Index presents a snapshot of employer online recruitment activity nationwide. All of the data and findings in the Monster Employment Index have been validated for their accuracy through independent, third party auditing conducted periodically by Research America, Inc. The audit validates the accuracy of the national online job recruitment activity measured within a margin of error of +/- 1.05%.
About Monster Worldwide
Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW), parent company of Monster, the premier global online employment solution for more than a decade, strives to inspire people to improve their lives. With a local presence in key markets in North America, Europe, and Asia, Monster works for everyone by connecting employers with quality job seekers at all levels and by providing personalized career advice to consumers globally. Through online media sites and services, Monster delivers vast, highly targeted audiences to advertisers. To learn more about Monster's industry-leading products and services, visit
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