Online advertised vacancies increased 2,300 to 64,300 in January, according to The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series, released Wednesday.
The December supply/demand rate stands at 1.60 unemployed workers for each advertised vacancy, the board added. The state’s unemployment rate in December was 4.3%.
Overall, the South saw an increase of 11,900 positions in January. Among South Carolina’s neighbors, Florida increased 400 to 251,800, Georgia decreased 1,000 to 150,300, and North Carolina remained constant at 131,200.
Nationally, online advertised vacancies increased 49,000 to 4,850,500 in January, the board reported.
“In recent months, the trend in the number of online job ads has been flat to slightly rising,” said Gad Levanon, chief economist, North America.