Help Wanted Advertising

Help Wanted Advertising

An advertisement in a newspaper for a job. The help wanted section of a newspaper is divided according to type of job. For example, an ad for receptionist at a dental practice may be placed in administrative jobs, while an ad for a dental assistant may be in health care. The amount of help wanted advertising is a leading indicator of the future job market. A large number of ads in the help wanted section indicates that jobs are being created, while a small number indicates the opposite.
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While economic activity is improving, problems remain on the job front, as evidenced by the continuing drop in help wanted advertising.
The only negative indicator was help wanted advertising which was down sharply during the month.
On the downside, there was a moderate decrease in help wanted advertising and building permits and initial claims for unemployment insurance were slightly negative.
The only negative component in the index was a small decrease in help wanted advertising.
Tourism was down moderately, and there were small decreases in building permits and help wanted advertising.
Local stock prices and the outlook for the national economy were up moderately, and there was a small increase in help wanted advertising.
The Globe, which runs 87 percent of all help wanted advertising in the Boston market, has made several previous efforts to help those seeking employment.
On the positive side, help wanted advertising increased for the fourth consecutive month.
There were smaller increases in stock prices, help wanted advertising and the outlook for the national economy.
Globe officials said areas of growth in help wanted advertising are currently in the high tech industry, including computer services companies and networking companies; financial services; sales; and retail help.
On the upside, there was a strong increase in tourism as well as smaller gains in help wanted advertising and in the outlook for the national economy.
6% as softness in help wanted advertising was partially offset