Online help wanted ads dropped by 6,200 in Juneby Annie Baxter, Minnesota Public Radio
St. Paul, Minn. — Minnesota saw a drop in demand for workers in June, according to data released Wednesday.
The number of online ads for jobs in Minnesota fell by 6,200 between May and June, reported The Conference Board, a New York-based research firm.
According to the report:
In the Midwest region as a whole, online ads for jobs declined by 21,300. Wisconsin's online job ads rose by 8,400.
The nation's online labor demand stayed basically flat, inching up by just 20,000 job ads.
In the West, online job ads dropped by 51,600, most of which being in California. The Northeast and South, however, saw rises of 50,600 and 49,200 online job ads, respectively.
Job demand differed across locations and occupations, influenced in part by the housing market said June Shelp, vice president at The Conference Board. In states where the housing market crash hit hard, the economic rebound is happening more slowly, she said.
The Conference Board said job demand is strong in several northeast states, and in certain professions. Demand for workers in sales, entertainment, food preparation, health care and personal care are back to pre-recession levels.