Monster Employment Index Rises 3% Year-over-Year

  Monster Employment Index Rises 3% Year-over-Year

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- November 02, 2012

Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW):

October 2012 Index Highlights:

  *Monster Employment Index U.S. grows three percent on annual basis in
    October, maintaining the growth pace recorded in September
  *Construction (up 17 percent) leads all sectors in annual growth, while
    real estate and rental and leasing sector also records improved growth
    trends, a positive sign for the housing market
  *Public administration and Arts, Entertainment and Recreation record
    negative year-over-year growth, both declining 11 percent annually
  *Among the metro markets tracked by the Index, Dallas records top growth,
    while Chicago and Los Angeles gain momentum

The Monster Employment Index U.S. is a monthly gauge of U.S. online job
posting activity based on a real-time review of millions of employer job
opportunities culled from a large representative selection of career Web sites
and online job listings. The Index does not reflect the trend of any one
advertiser or source, but is an aggregate measure of the change in job
listings across the industry.


Monster Employment Index U.S. results for the past 18 months are as follows:

May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Nov   Dec   Jan   Feb   Mar   Apr   May   Jun   Jul   Aug   Sep   Oct   Y-O-Y
11      11      11      11      11      11      11      11      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      GROWTH
143   146   144   147   148   151   147   140   133   143   143   146   147   153   147   156   153   156   3%
                                                                                                           

Industry Year-over-year Trends: 13 of the 19 industries monitored by the Index
showed positive annual growth trends.

  *Construction (up 17 percent)  further accelerated from the 11 percent
    growth rate recorded in September, with increased opportunities for
    tradesmen in the construction occupations, installation/maintenance/repair
    as well as engineering and business operations positions
  *Retail Trade (up 10 percent) escalated for the third consecutive month
    in-line with seasonal patterns ahead of the holiday shopping period
  *Real Estate and Rental and Leasing (up nine percent) accelerated from the
    four percent growth rate recorded in September with increased
    opportunities across a diverse set of occupations, including sales,
    advertising/marketing and computer and financial specialists

  *Transportation and Warehousing (up eight percent) decelerated in October
    in contrast to the double-digit growth recorded in September
  *Public administration and Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation (down 11
    percent) exhibited the steepest annual decline in the Index

Top Growth Industries

Year-over-year Growth                Oct   Oct   % Growth
                                       11      12      Y-o-y
Construction                         186   218   17%
Retail Trade                         183   202   10%
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing   57    62    9%
Wholesale Trade                      162   175   8%
Transportation and Warehousing       207   223   8%
                                                

Lowest Growth Industries

Year-over-year Growth                 Oct   Oct   % Growth
                                        11      12      Y-o-y
Information                           104   103   -1%
Accommodation and Food Services       104   100   -4%
Educational Services                  90    86    -4%
Public Administration                 150   134   -11%
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation   46    41    -11%
                                                 

Occupation Year-over-year Trends:  Annual online demand for workers rose in 15
of 23 occupational categories in October.

  *Construction and Extraction (up 17 percent) saw the highest demand in
    October, in-line with the growth recorded in the broader construction
    sector
  *Production (down six percent) continued to remain negative in October

Top Growth Occupations

Year-over-year Growth                         Oct   Oct   % Growth
                                                11      12      Y-o-y
Construction and Extraction                   113   132   17%
Architecture and Engineering                  115   134   17%
Building, Grounds Cleaning, and Maintenance   115   134   17%
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical        167   194   16%
Sales and Related                             107   122   14%
                                                         

Lowest Growth Occupations

Year-over-year Growth              Oct   Oct   % Growth
                                     11      12      Y-o-y
Education, Training, and Library   127   124   -2%
Protective Service                 142   138   -3%
Management                         65    63    -3%
Computer and Mathematical          161   155   -4%
Production                         141   133   -6%
                                              

Geographic year-over-year Trends:  All 28 metro markets recorded positive
annual growth in October.

  *Dallas (up 15 percent)  led all metro markets in terms of annual growth
    with notable momentum gains in occupational categories like computer and
    mathematical, as well as life, physical, and social sciences during the
    month
  *Los Angeles and Chicago (up 14 percent) finished October within the top 5
    growth markets. Growth was recorded in architecture and engineering,
    healthcare practitioners, and food preparation and serving
  *Growth eased in Pennsylvania with Philadelphia (up four percent) and
    Pittsburgh (up three percent) dropping near the bottom of the metro
    markets with decelerated growth in healthcare occupations.

Top Growth Metro Markets

Year-over-year Growth   Oct   Oct   % Growth
                          11      12      Y-o-y
Dallas                  117   134   15%
Atlanta                 106   121   14%
Chicago                 99    113   14%
Los Angeles             74    84    14%
St. Louis               130   147   13%
                                   

Lowest Growth Metro Markets

Year-over-year Growth   Oct   Oct   % Growth
                          11      12      Y-o-y
Minneapolis             123   129   5%
Portland                112   117   4%
Philadelphia            74    77    4%
Pittsburgh              183   189   3%
Cleveland               132   136   3%
                                   

International Trends:

  *Monster Employment Index Europe continued to demonstrate an annual
    reduction in online recruitment, declining by three percent in October.
    Environment, architecture/ urbanism records sixth consecutive month of
    growth while Transport, post and logistics reports the greatest decline.
    Germany continued to remain the top growth country although at a
    decelerated pace of two percent.
  *Monster Employment Index India rises nine percent from a year ago in
    September. Shipping/Marine continues to outpace all industries in terms of
    annual growth, Government/ PSU/ Defense records double-digit decline.
    Among occupations, Arts/ creative and Legal record solid annual growth.

To obtain a full copy of the Monster Employment Index U.S. report for October
2012, and to access current individual data charts for each of the 28 metro
markets tracked, please visit http://about-monster.com/employment-index. Data
for the month of November will be released on December 7, 2012.

About the Monster Employment Index U.S.

Launched in April 2004 with data collected since October 2003, the Monster
Employment Index U.S. is a broad and comprehensive monthly analysis of U.S.
online job posting activity  conducted by Monster Worldwide, Inc. Based on a
real-time review of millions of employer job opportunities culled from a
large, representative selection of corporate career sites and job boards,
including Monster, the Monster Employment Index presents a snapshot of
employer online recruitment activity nationwide. All of the data and findings
in the Monster Employment Index have been validated for their accuracy through
independent, third party auditing conducted periodically by Research America,
Inc. The audit validates the accuracy of the national online job recruitment
activity measured within a margin of error of +/- 1.05%.

About Monster Worldwide

Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW), parent company of Monster, the premier
global online employment solution for more than a decade, strives to inspire
people to improve their lives. With a local presence in key markets in North
America, Europe, and Asia, Monster works for everyone by connecting employers
with quality job seekers at all levels and by providing personalized career
advice to consumers globally. Through online media sites and services, Monster
delivers vast, highly targeted audiences to advertisers. To learn more about
Monster's industry-leading products and services, visit www.monster.com. More
information about Monster Worldwide is available at http://about-monster.com.

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