Online advertised job vacancies in South Carolina decreased by 800 positions in April, according to The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLineData Series released May 3.

The board reported that the number of advertised vacancies totaled 60,600 at the end of April, compared with 61,400 for March. In April 2016, the board counted 68,000 advertised vacancies.

Meanwhile, the March Supply/Demand rate in South Carolina stands at 1.69 unemployed for each advertised vacancy, the board added. The number of unemployed was approximately 103,590 in March.

Regionally, North Carolina fell 600 positions in April to 136,100 advertised vacancies while Georgia increased 200 positions to 146,500.

Nationally, online advertised vacancies decreased 26,100 to 4,613,600 in April, the board reported. The March Supply/Demand rate stands at 1.55 unemployed for each advertised vacancy, with a total of 2.6 million more unemployed workers than the number of advertised vacancies. The number of unemployed was approximately 7.2 million in March.

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