Manpower launches new job index

Manpower Israel has launched a new index to measure the state of job availability in Israel, the company said Tuesday.

Manpower Israel has launched a new index to measure the state of job availability in Israel, the company said Tuesday. The index is based on the human resource company's monthly survey of the number of job advertisements in the country's newspapers. Using the monthly average of adverts placed in 2002 as its comparable base of 100, the index has risen to 114.8 in June 2006, which was 0.8% lower than May but 3.6% higher than the previous June. The index for hi-tech job advertisements fell 5.7% to 122 from May to June this year, and showed a growth of 1.8% from June 2005.