LinkUp.com released a report that provides a unique snapshot of the US Job Market. LinkUp monitors over 11,000 corporate and employer websites nationwide. After analyzing the number of new jobs and total jobs that each company posted in October and November 2008, LinkUp accurately presents labor market statistics by state and by industry.
Looking at the numbers by state, only 18 showed an increase in new jobs between October 2008 and November, with Maine, Alaska, and Oklahoma showing the biggest increase of new jobs. Twenty states increased in total number of job openings. On the other hand, 30 states saw the number of new jobs decrease from October while 29 states experienced a decrease in the number of total job listings. Indiana, Connecticut, and Tennessee suffered the biggest
losses in both categories. In total, the number of new job listings on company sites dropped 5 percent from 1.2 million to 1.14 million, while the number of total job listings dropped 4 percent from 1.5 million to 1.44 million.