Published Sept. 4, 2014
Online help wanted ads in South Carolina climbed by 3,300 positions in August, according to The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine Data Series released Wednesday.
Overall, there were 67,800 help wanted ads posted online in August compared with 64,600 for July. The number of positions advertised in August was up 15.8% compared with 58,500 positions listed for the same month in 2013.
The July supply-demand rate stood at 1.9 unemployed South Carolinians for each advertised vacancy, the trade group reported.
The South added 47,800 positions in August. Florida led the region, having tallied 273,300 ads, an increase of 11,900 positions. Among South Carolina’s neighbors, North Carolina added 4,100 help-wanted ads in August, while Georgia matched the Palmetto State with 3,300 new positions.