Online job postings hit year-high in November

Monster’s Employment Index rose to 117 in November from 114 in October. The index stood at 88 in November, 2003. A Reuters survey of 31 economists projected an average increase of 180,000 non-farm payrolls in November, down from an increase of 337,000 in October. The October increase came as a surprise to analysts, who generally had been expecting a much lower number.