1.63 mln jobs posted online in December 2005

The Conference Board said its measure of online help-wanted advertising volume fell to 1.63 mln in December 2005 from 1.82 mln in November 2005. December 2005 data showed San Diego leading, with 2.46 jobs per 100 persons, while Detroit fell behind all metropolitan areas at 0.55 online job ads per 100 persons. December 2005 was the third consecutive month of declines in the data, well below the August peak of 2.13 mln.