Who searches for the keyword “unemployment”

Term: “Unemployment” Share of Clicks Following Search Index
Age of Head of Household
18-24 4.2% 118
25-34 23.5% 126
35-44 24.4% 86
45-54 26.5% 96
55-64 14.4% 101
65+ 7.1% 90
Household Income
<$25k 12.2% 130
$25-49k 23.5% 123
$50-74k 26.2% 97
$75-99k 14.4% 81
$100k+ 23.7% 89
Search Engine
Google Search 60.8% 87
Yahoo! Search 23.3% 121
MSN-Windows Live Search 10.0% 172
AOL Search 2.3% 76
Ask.com Search 3.6% 156
Source: comScore

Online job postings down 23% in December/January 2009

Online advertised vacancies declined 506,000 to 3,355,000 in January 2009, according to The Conference Board. The January 2009 loss, combined with a similar sharp drop of 507,000 in December 2008, results in a decline of over 1 mln advertised vacancies, or 23%, in the last two months. The highest Supply/Demand rate is in Michigan (6.45), or over 6 unemployed people for every advertised vacancy. Other states where there are over 4 unemployed for every advertised vacancy include Mississippi (5.04), Indiana (4.78), Kentucky (4.72), North Carolina (4.31), Georgia (4.24), Florida (4.20), South Carolina (4.05), and California (4.03)

IT salaries up 4.6% in 2008

An average IT employee made $78,035 in 2008, a 4.6% increase from 2007, according to Dice.com. Security analysts got the biggest raises in 2008, with an average salary increase of 8.4% to $86,778. Software engineers were next, with an increase of 7% to $90,031. Application developers got a 6.6% raise to $84,672.

60.6% of companies plan to cut their bonuses

60.6% of companies plan a reduction in salary merit increases (from 3.6% to 2.2% on average). 45.3% of companies expect bonuses for 2008 (for payout in 2009) to be lower by as much as 20% to 25%. 19.5% of companies are considering salary freezes. 31.6% of companies are currently considering hiring freezes, Empsight says.

24% of employed Americans have been with their current employer for less than 1 year

24% of employed adults has been with their current employer for less than one year. A similar number (26%) have been with the same employer for 10 years or more. A little more than half (54%) have been with their current company for fewer than five years; another fifth (21%) have been with the same company for 5-9 years. Additionally, in 2006, employed Americans ages 25 and older averaged 4.9 years with their current employer, according to the Labor Department, according to Pew Internet Project

81% of employed Americans have an e-mail account

Among those who are employed, 96% are in some way making use of new communications technologies- either by going online, using email or owning a cell phone. This group includes employed respondents who are either internet users (86%), have a cell phone (89%) or an email account (81%). Additionally, some 73% of workers use all three basic tools of the information age: they use the internet, have an email account, and have a cell phone, according to Pew Internet Project.