Published April 3, 2012
Online advertised vacancies in South Carolina rose by 1,600 jobs in March, according to The Conference Board Help Wanted Online.
Overall, the South gained 74,700 advertised vacancies, with gains in six of its largest states. Texas was up 19,000; Virginia, 9,200; North Carolina, 6,700; Maryland, 5,800; Georgia, 4,800; and Florida, 2,400. Among Southern states with smaller populations, Tennessee rose 7,800; Louisiana, 1,200; and Arkansas, 900. Figures for Alabama and Mississippi were not available.
Across the United States, the number of online positions rose 246,300 in March to nearly 4.7 million. The March rise is the fourth consecutive monthly rise. The supply/demand rate stands at 2.9 unemployed for every vacancy; however, nationally there are still 8.4 million more unemployed than advertised vacancies.
As far as positions available, 19 of 22 classifications posted gains, with demand for sales and related workers climbing 35,900 to 596,500.