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Aug 06, 2007 (08:08 AM EDT)

WESTBROOK, Maine, Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- (JIUS) Employment Index for New Hampshire (JobsinNH) showed a year over year job growth rate increase of 30 percent and Web site visits increased 55 percent for the second quarter of 2007. The Index revealed that manufacturing continues to be the leading industry for online recruitment on this site.

Journal Register Company , parent company of owns and operates 19 JIUS Web sites including (Mississippi), (Alabama), (Maine), (New Hampshire), (Vermont), (Rhode Island) and more.

Second Quarter 2007 Summary

Background: is the largest Internet job site in the state. With nearly 8,532, job openings this quarter and more than 350,000 searches being done, we are in a unique position to monitor and report on the employment trends within the state with data available on a county level. The Jobs Index is a statistical summary of the data compiled for the quarter by month. The Index identifies key trends based on job openings posted, searches performed by job seekers and key metrics from the Web site. Taken together they offer a unique perspective into the key trends for employment in New Hampshire.

Job Trends: The following are the significant trends for Second Quarter 2007:

-- The number of job openings this quarter (8,532) is up 21 percent from second quarter 2006. There is general strength in many areas of the state and across many industries. -- A majority of the new job openings were in Rockingham County (25.2% of all job openings posted), Hillsborough County (23.7%) and Merrimack County (9.6%). -- Job openings activity covered a number of job types: - Manufacturing, 13.1% of all job openings - Customer Service, 7.2% - Sales, 7.2% - Healthcare, 7.8% (up 88 % from second quarter 2006) - Clerical, 4.5% -- Companies with less than 50 employees posted 44.4 percent of all job openings. -- Companies with 51-100 employees accounted for 16.5 percent of the total. -- Companies with 101-250 employees accounted for 17.4 percent of the total. -- Full-time positions made up 82.4 percent of the quarter's job openings -- Part-time made up 14.6% of the job openings

Job Search Trends: The following are the significant trends for Second Quarter 2007:

-- The number of qualified (job seeker used specific parameters to search for a position) searches for the quarter was 358,254. -- The top job categories searched by job seekers were (essentially the same as last quarter): - Clerical, 6.9% - Healthcare, 8.1% - Accounting, 6.2% - Manufacturing, 4.1% - IT/Computers, 3.7% -- Qualified searches also contained a geographic preference of 30.9 percent. - Rockingham County, 25.3% of qualified searches - Hillsborough County, 28.7% - Strafford, 13.4% -- A majority of the job seekers prefer to look for positions within close proximity to their home. The commuting preference for job seekers was: - 1-30 miles 56.2% - 31-40 miles 18.7% - > 40 miles 25.1%

Web Site Trends: had a total of 1,188,282 unique visits for the quarter, up 56% from second quarter 2006. Average time spent per visit increased slightly to 10 minutes, 23 seconds. During an average visit, a job seeker will download 6.8 pages.

* New Web stats package, Omniture, implemented April 2007. * New link added to the site "Browse by Category/City" to optimize job seeker experience (may cause a decrease in the number of site search counts per month). * For more information and complete data breakdown please call (888) 883-1294.

About JobsInTheUS

Founded in 1999, JobsInTheUS is one of the fastest-growing local job Internet sites -- both in terms of unique visits to the Web sites and jobs posted. Headquartered in Westbrook, Maine, the company specializes in state- specific job Internet sites where qualified candidates who want to work in a particular state find a match with local employers at a lower cost for employers than other recruiting methods. JobsInTheUS operates,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and

About Journal Register Company

Journal Register Company is a leading U.S. media company. Journal Register Company owns 22 daily newspapers and 346 non-daily publications. Journal Register Company currently operates 226 individual Web sites that are affiliated with the Company's daily newspapers, non-daily publications and its network of employment Web sites. These Web sites can be accessed at . All of the Company's operations are strategically clustered in six geographic areas: Greater Philadelphia; Michigan; Connecticut; Greater Cleveland; and the Capital-Saratoga and Mid-Hudson regions of New York. The Company owns JobsInTheUS, a network of 19 premier employment Web sites.


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