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Monster Employment Index (MEI)

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The Monster Employment Index is a monthly analysis of online job demand conducted by Monster Worldwide. Based on a monthly review of millions of opportunities cut from a large selection of company career sites and job boards, including Monster's own job board. The Index presents a snapshot of employer online recruitment activity in the United States, Canada and Europe.

Recruitment typically precedes actual hiring by one or two months. The Monster Employment Index is considered an important leading indicator for the labor market and overall economy.

Issued on:
  • The United States Monster Employment Index is released the day prior to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Employment Situation
  • The Monster Employment Index Europe is published on the second Tuesday of each month, with individual reports for the UK, Germany, France, Netherlands, Italy, Sweden and Belgium.
  • The Monster Employment Index Canada is released quarterly.

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