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Monster Employment Index Europe Declines 4% Year-Over-Year



  Monster Employment Index Europe Declines 4% Year-Over-Year

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- December 07, 2012

November 2012 Index Highlights:

  * The Monster Employment Index Europe reports a fourth consecutive month of
    annual decline, recording a four percent decrease in online hiring over
    the year in November
  * Belgium and the United Kingdom are the only two regions to report annual
    growth, both up one percent. All other regions report reduced online
    recruitment activity compared to year-ago levels
  * Germany continues to decelerate, recording an annual decline of five
    percent from a positive growth rate of two percent in October
  * Environment, architecture, urbanism records a seventh consecutive month as
    the top performing industry year-over-year while Transport, post,
    logistics reports the sharpest reductions for the second consecutive month
  * Managers (up five percent) sees the greatest increase in demand
    year-over-year of all occupations
  * Elementary occupations (down 16 percent) continues to report the weakest
    rates of annual growth for the sixth consecutive month

The Monster Employment Index Europe is a monthly gauge of 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 across Europe. 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.

“As the wider European economy continues to struggle, hiring remains cautious
and even Germany is feeling the effect, charting an annual decline for the
first time in 31 months,” commented Alan Townsend, Senior Vice President of
Sales Readiness and Business Operations for Monster Europe. “However, we
continue to see pockets of resilience in recruitment across industries
including healthcare and engineering and it’s also encouraging to see the UK
enter into its fourth month of positive growth.”

Monster Employment Index Europe results for the past 18 months are as follows:

Jun     Jul     Aug     Sep     Oct     Nov     Dec     Jan     Feb     Mar     Apr     May     Jun     Jul     Aug     Sep     Oct     Nov     Y-O-Y
11      11      11      11      11      11      11      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      GROWTH
140     139     139     138     139     139     136     127     138     142     144     143     142     142     138     135     135     133     -4%

Industry Year-over-year Trends: Five of the 24 industry sectors monitored by
the Index in November exhibited positive annual growth trends.

  * Environment, architecture and urbanism (up 23 percent) continued to report
    the greatest increase in online recruitment of all industries in November
    and registered a seventh consecutive month at the top of the Index
  * Education, training, library (up 15 percent) retained its second place
    position in the Index and reported its tenth successive month of growth,
    with the strongest demand seen across Belgium, Sweden and the UK
  * Year-over-year, Production, manufacturing, maintenance, repair (down 11
    percent), extended a downward trend that began in August
  * Arts, entertainment, sports, leisure (down eight percent) registered
    reduced demand compared to the same time last year, and recruitment levels
    were down across all the major markets in Europe
  * For the second consecutive month Transport, post and logistics (down 12
    percent) recorded the most significant reductions in online recruitment
    activity compared to year-ago levels

Top Growth Industries                       Lowest Growth Industries
                                                                                   
                 Nov     Nov     %                                Nov     Nov     %
Industry                                    Industry                             
                 12      12      Y-O-Y                            12      12      Y-O-Y
                                 Growth                                           Growth
Environment,
architecture     103     127     23%        HR                    94      87      -7%
and urbanism
Education,                                  Arts,
training and     202     233     15%        entertainment,        110     101     -8%
library                                     sports, leisure
Management                                  Production,
and              108     112     4%         manufacturing,        267     237     -11%
consulting                                  maintenance,
                                            repair
Healthcare,      628     639     2%         Telecommunication     114     101     -11%
social work
Engineering      172     173     1%         Transport, post       195     171     -12%
                                            and logistics

Occupation Year-over-year Trends:  Two of the nine occupational groups
monitored by the Index in November exhibited positive growth trends.

  * Following seven months of annual decline Managers (up five percent) noted
    revived demand in online recruitment activity compared to the same time
    last year and placed top of the Index
  * Online demand for Craft and related trades workers (down 11 percent)
    extended a downward trend in November for a third successive month and
    charted the steepest reduction since March 2010
  * Elementary occupations (down 16 percent) continued to exhibit the weakest
    demand of the occupational groups, reporting its lowest levels of hiring
    activity since December 2009; however, Italy, Sweden and the UK noted some
    annual gains

Top Growth Occupations                       Lowest Growth Occupations
                                                                              
                  Nov     Nov     %                          Nov     Nov     %
Occupation                                   Occupation                     
                  11      12      Y-O-Y                      11      12      Y-O-Y
                                  Growth                                     Growth
                                             Service and
Managers          108     113     5%         sales           304     284     -7%
                                             workers
Plant and                                    Craft and
machine                                      related
operators,        113     117     4%         trades          247     219     -11%
and                                          workers
assemblers
Professionals     136     135     -1%        Elementary      196     164     -16%
                                             occupations

The full monthly Monster Employment Index reports for Belgium, France,
Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom will be made
available on Tuesday, 13 November at 06:00 CET at:
about-monster.com/employment/index/17.

Data for the month of December 2012 will be released on January 4^th, 2012.

By Region
                                                                                                                       
Region          Nov     Dec     Jan     Feb     Mar     Apr     May     Jun     Jul     Aug     Sep     Oct     Nov     Y-O-Y
                11      11      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      GROWTH
Belgium         102     101     98      107     106     108     111     110     109     102     104     108     103     1%
France          136     132     123     130     134     139     130     129     133     121     117     126     120     -12%
Germany         175     177     173     178     185     190     188     182     188     184     180     174     167     -5%
Italy           146     141     128     137     143     148     139     145     146     136     126     135     139     -5%
Netherlands     86      86      81      81      76      78      77      78      79      77      74      73      73      -15%
Sweden          150     158     143     154     165     166     154     155     149     141     143     140     135     -10%
United          140     141     129     145     148     140     140     141     136     140     137     141     141     1%
Kingdom

By Industry
                                                                                                                              
Industry               Nov     Dec     Jan     Feb     Mar     Apr     May     Jun     Jul     Aug     Sep     Oct     Nov     Y-O-Y
                       11      11      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      GROWTH
Accounting, audit,     99      98      93      100     101     102     103     100     101     100     98      101     99      0%
taxes
Administrative,        111     111     104     112     113     112     111     111     110     109     105     106     104     -6%
organisation
Agriculture,
fishing and            123     117     104     121     133     146     133     134     137     132     123     121     118     -4%
forestry
Arts,
entertainment,         110     109     102     110     114     113     112     113     111     108     104     107     101     -8%
sports, leisure
Automotive             124     114     109     127     128     129     129     133     137     134     128     125     122     -2%
Banking, finance,      87      87      82      86      88      88      86      87      85      86      85      86      84      -3%
insurance
Construction and       137     130     122     132     136     139     140     140     142     137     133     131     129     -6%
extraction
Education,
training and           202     218     191     214     221     229     242     254     242     230     210     226     233     15%
library
Engineering            172     172     158     169     173     172     169     171     172     174     171     171     173     1%
Environment,
architecture and       103     107     100     111     113     110     118     121     118     120     123     126     127     23%
urbanism
Healthcare, social     628     613     573     635     653     661     644     643     647     629     623     637     639     2%
work
Hospitality and        251     238     221     242     251     272     277     271     261     258     247     249     236     -6%
tourism
HR                     94      94      91      96      97      97      97      94      93      92      90      89      87      -7%
IT                     103     102     97      105     109     108     106     104     105     102     101     104     101     -2%
Legal                  118     112     111     117     120     120     123     118     118     119     113     113     114     -3%
Management and         108     104     97      106     112     116     114     116     113     107     110     112     112     4%
consulting
Marketing, PR and      143     139     129     144     146     145     146     144     144     140     139     142     137     -4%
media
Production,
manufacturing,         267     259     243     253     262     271     272     269     273     264     257     249     237     -11%
maintenance,
repair
Public sector,         80      75      75      77      77      78      77      79      80      82      80      81      79      -1%
defence, community
Real estate            124     121     121     123     128     129     130     133     132     127     126     126     124     0%
Research and           119     117     113     121     123     123     122     119     123     119     116     115     112     -6%
development
Sales                  111     107     102     110     110     110     109     108     108     107     106     107     106     -5%
Telecommunications     114     109     102     114     118     114     115     115     115     114     110     106     101     -11%
Transport, post        195     192     169     173     176     180     182     184     195     194     185     179     171     -12%
and logistics

By Occupation
                                                                                                                         
Occupation        Nov     Dec     Jan     Feb     Mar     Apr     May     Jun     Jul     Aug     Sep     Oct     Nov     Y-O-Y
                  11      11      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      12      GROWTH
Managers          108     112     101     114     116     115     111     112     112     109     110     111     113     5%
Professionals     136     133     124     135     139     140     139     138     138     136     134     136     135     -1%
Technicians
and associate     127     125     118     131     134     133     131     131     132     129     127     128     126     -1%
professionals
Clerical
support           144     144     132     147     149     145     146     147     148     147     142     141     139     -3%
workers
Service and       304     288     265     298     307     317     314     310     306     299     290     298     284     -7%
sales workers
Skilled
agricultural,
forestry and      191     184     160     185     206     219     201     203     205     197     185     188     184     -4%
fishery
workers
Craft and
related           247     238     222     231     236     241     243     240     247     244     237     226     219     -11%
workers
Plant and
machine
operators,        113     116     107     120     126     130     128     130     135     128     123     123     117     4%
and
assemblers
Elementary        196     182     175     180     180     190     189     188     192     179     172     169     164     -16%
occupations

About The Monster Employment Index Europe

The Monster Employment Index Europe provides monthly insight into online job
posting activity  across the European Union. Launched in June 2005 with data
from December 2004, the Index is based on a 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’s
underlying data is validated for accuracy by Research America, Inc. – an
independent, third-party auditing firm – to ensure that measured national
online job recruitment activity is within a margin of error of +/- 1.05%.

The Index monitors online job opportunities across all European Union member
countries.

The monthly reports for Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands,
Sweden, the United Kingdom and Europe are available at:
http://about-monster.com/employment/index/17.

About Monster Worldwide

Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW - News), 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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