Help Wanted Online (HWOL)

The Economic Information and Analysis Division collects, compiles, analyzes, publishes and distributes a variety of workforce, career resource and labor market information including this Illinois-specific Help Wanted OnLine monthly snapshot.

The data source, The Conference Board Help Wanted OnLine® Data Series uses web spidering technology to scan, identify and index job ads from among many resources including: online job boards, newspapers, niche, free and local sources and aggregator sites. EI&A reviews and analyzes the data then compiles this four page monthly snapshot report.​
PLEASE NOTE: The Conference Board has revised HWOL data with the release of February 2014 data to adjust for the removal of a job board that was reclassified as out-of-scope. The Conference Board has done a historical revision of the prior three years of data. This data will be in updated reports beginning with January 2014. HWOL data users should note that HWOL data reports for 2013 should not be compared to the data in reports for 2014 and later.​​

Additional Information

Illinois Labor Market Review articles featuring HWOL Data: 

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