Job seekers down 0.2% in November

Although October was skipped due to the small number of days worked, trend data indicate a 0.2% rise in job seekers from October to November.

The number of job seekers in contact with the Employment Service and the Mehalev (Wisconsin Plan) offices fell a seasonally-adjusted 0.2 percent, to 228,600 in November from 229,100 in September, the bureau said Wednesday. Although October was skipped due to the small number of days worked, trend data indicate a 0.2% rise in job seekers from October to November. The number of requests for workers - submitted to the service by potential employers - rose a32.8% to 24,200 this November from 18,200 last November, while job placements achieved by the service rose 15.7% to 11,800 from 10,200.