The monthly US jobs figures released on August 3rd stated that the U.S. economy added more jobs in July 2012 despite overall unemployment increasing according to the recent Labor Department report.
This trend holds true online as the total US visits to our category of Employment sites increased 8% in July 2012 compared to June 2012 and 18% versus July 2011. Overall, the Employment category received more than 758 million total US visits in July 2012. The percentage of online traffic to the category has been increasing each month starting in February of this year.
Indeed.com was the top visited site receiving more than 96 million total US visits followed by LinkedIn.com and CareerBuilder.com. JobsRadar.com saw the biggest year-over-year growth among the top 10 visited sites.
Sites that grew the most since July 2011 include Indeed, LinkedIn, JobRapido and Jobs Radar.
So where is the traffic coming from? California, Pennsylvania, Florida, Texas and New York provided the largest volume of traffic to Job sites in July 2012. The states that recorded the biggest year-over-year growth to Jobs sites included Maine, New Mexico, West Virginia, Connecticut and Massachusetts.
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