Bright Employment Report: The Labor Market Gained 165,000 Net Jobs in December 2013

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Employment increased by 165,000 net jobs from December 2013 to January 2014 according to the December 2013 Bright Employment Report, which is produced by Bright Media Corporation and The report is derived from one of the nation’s largest aggregations of job postings and resumes. This data is supplemented with government, financial, real estate, and other data sources, in order to measure changes in non-farm private employment through a novel method utilizing inter-temporal substitution, regression, and labor supply.

Two other reports issued by Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and Automatic Data Inc. (ADP) also include monthly estimates of net jobs created. For their monthly Current Population Survey (CPS; household survey), which derives their net non-farm jobs created estimate, BLS collects data each month from the payroll records of a sample of approximately 145,000 non-agricultural business establishments. ADP also uses payroll data, however their estimate focuses on the payrolls of private businesses in their system. Thus, these three metrics from Bright, BLS, and ADP each examine unique aspects of the labor market.

This month’s estimate of 165,000 net jobs created comes on the heels of last month’s report by the BLS indicating that 203,000 jobs were created in November.

About Bright was founded in 2011, and has raised over $20 million in financing from Silicon Valley institutional and angel investors. A first in the market, Bright is not just an innovation in online job search. Our mission is to move the labor market faster via data science and engineering.

The Bright Score, a numerical assessment of a candidate’s qualification for a particular job, alleviates the lengthy and expensive task of finding the right fit between a position and a qualified candidate. Recruiters can locate the most qualified candidates within seconds, greatly reducing the time spent searching for top prospects and sifting through applicants. And now job seekers can automatically apply to jobs where they have the best chance of attracting the attention of hiring managers.

In order to accomplish this, our data science and engineering teams analyze the hiring trends of every company and industry in every city in the United States. For more information about Bright, visit our websites at and © Copyright 2013, All Rights Reserved.

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