Online job demand in San Diego dipped two points in September to the lowest level since January 2006, according to the latest Monster Local Employment Index released Oct. 18.
The index, produced by Monster Worldwide Inc., the online job search company, provides a snapshot of online recruitment activity for 28 metropolitan areas, including San Diego. The latest local index decreased more over the past year than any other metro market tracked.
Last month’s decline was most affected by widespread layoffs in the construction and financial services sectors caused by the downturn in the local housing market and its impact on the mortgage loan industry, according to the report on the index.
In September, the areas showing the strongest increase in online job availability were education, training and library services. Some increases were also registered for production occupations in manufacturing.
In all, six occupational categories rose in September, and 10 declined, while five were unchanged, the report said.
, Mike Allen