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Monster’s employment index of online job posting activity in the U.S. increased to a reading of 156 in August, up 6 percent from July, Monster Worldwide Inc. reported. The index is also up 6 percent on a year-over-year basis.
Eighteen of the 20 industries monitored for the index showed annual growth. Top industries include agriculture, forestry, fishery and hunting (+13 percent); transportation and warehousing (+13 percent); and manufacturing (+11 percent). The index is based on a review of online job ads taken from a selection of websites, including Monster.com.