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IA Releases September Online Jobs Report Showing Searches, Applications, And Hirings For Jobs Online Slowing For First Time

“As the job market and the broader economy continue to change, this report will offer an important look into how firms and individuals navigate the internet-enabled labor market.”

Michael Beckerman, IA President & CEO

Washington, DC – Internet Association today released the September IA Industry Indicators: Jobs (3i Jobs) report, which presents monthly insights on the U.S. job market using data from national and internet-based resources. The report tracks trends in the traditional and freelance job markets and presents unique information on hiring, openings, and online income by combining original IA analysis with data from IA member companies including Thumbtack and Indeed.

“IA’s monthly 3i report provides exclusive insights about the jobs and employment market — as it exists online,” said IA President & CEO Michael Beckerman. “As the job market and the broader economy continue to change, this report will offer an important look into how firms and individuals navigate the internet-enabled labor market.”

Key findings from the report include:

  • Traditional job searches, applications, and hirings through the internet saw their first declines since the debut of IA’s survey in May 2019. Searches were down 3.5 percent, applications were down 3.7 percent, and hirings were down .4 percent.
  • The three top postings for full-time positions online in August were customer service representative, retail sales associate, and administrative assistant. The three top postings for part-time positions online in August were retail sales associate, customer service representative, and administrative assistant.
  • Online postings saw a further decline in full-time positions, continuing from last month. Postings for full-time positions fell 15.9 percent from last month.

To read the full report, click here.

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