Monster Employment Index Rises 7% Year-over-Year

  Monster Employment Index Rises 7% Year-over-Year

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- December 07, 2012

Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: MWW):

November 2012 Index Highlights:

  *Monster Employment Index U.S. grows seven percent on annual basis in
    November
  *Retail Trade (up 16 percent) leads all sectors in annual growth, while
    real estate and rental and leasing sector continued to track double-digit
    growth
  *Arts, Entertainment and Recreation and Utilities record negative
    year-over-year growth, while Management of Companies and Information
    remain flat
  *Among the metro markets tracked by the Index, Los Angeles records top
    growth, while New York loses 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  Nov  Y-O-Y
11    11    11    11    11    11    11    11    12    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  158  7%

Industry Year-over-year Trends: 14 of the 19 industries monitored by the Index
showed positive annual growth trends.

  *Retail Trade (up 16 percent) accelerated from the 10 percent growth
    recorded in October, with notable hiring activity for sales professionals
    and supervisory workers. The sector continues to record escalation in
    hiring, especially for computer-related and creative positions within the
    eCommerce segment
  *Real Estate and Rental and Leasing (up 14 percent) also recorded
    accelerated growth in November with increased opportunities across a
    diverse set of occupations, extending beyond sales and administrative
    positions
  *Finance and Insurance (up nine percent)  gained momentum in November,
    positively impacted by growth in the Real Estate sector
  *Administrative, Support and Waste Management (up 12 percent) climbed into
    the top five growth sectors driven by escalation in recruitment for
    temporary help workers
  *Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation (down two percent) and Utilities (down
    three percent) were the only industries to record reductions in online job
    demand over the year

Top Growth Industries

Year-over-year Growth                          Nov   Nov   % Growth
                                                 11      12      Y-o-y
Retail Trade                                   172   199   16%
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing             57    65    14%
Construction                                   186   211   13%
Transportation and Warehousing                 211   238   13%
Administrative, Support and Waste Management   59    66    12%

Lowest Growth Industries

Year-over-year Growth                         Nov   Nov   % Growth
                                                11      12      Y-o-y
Management of Companies and Enterprises       112   112   0%
Information                                   96    96    0%
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, and Hunting   230   229   0%
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation           41    40    -2%
Utilities                                     135   131   -3%

Occupation Year-over-year Trends:  Annual online demand for workers rose in 11
of 23 occupational categories in November.

  *Healthcare Practitioners and Technical (up 23 percent) and Architecture
    and Engineering (up 22 percent) were the top two growth categories in
    November
  *Management (down one percent) and Military-specific (down two percent)
    were the only two categories to record negative annual growth

Top Growth Occupations

Year-over-year Growth                    Nov   Nov   % Growth
                                           11      12      Y-o-y
Healthcare Practitioners and Technical   163   201   23%
Architecture and Engineering             115   140   22%
Personal Care and Service                71    85    20%
Legal                                    116   137   18%
Life, Physical, and Social Science       122   139   14%

Lowest Growth Occupations

Year-over-year Growth                Nov   Nov   % Growth
                                       11      12      Y-o-y
Transportation and Material Moving   145   147   1%
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry       180   182   1%
Production                           134   135   1%
Management                           145   144   -1%
Military Specific                    165   161   -2%

Geographic year-over-year Trends:  26 of the 28 metro markets recorded
positive annual growth in November.

  *Los Angeles (up 21 percent)  led all metro markets in terms of annual
    growth with gains in occupational categories like computer and
    mathematical, as well as architecture and engineering. Generally positive
    growth trends also emerged for life/physical/social sciences, legal, and
    healthcare practitioners

  *New York (up six percent) registered a slowdown month-over-month, with
    recruitment activity likely being impacted by extreme weather events at
    the end of October. The sales and related category recorded the most
    notable loss of momentum while construction and
    installation/maintenance/repair recorded growth, likely temporary
  *Orlando (down one percent)  became the first metro market to chart
    reductions in annual growth since March 2010. November saw notable
    downturns in occupations like management, office and administrative
    support, and military specific

Top Growth Metro Markets

Year-over-year Growth   Nov   Nov   % Growth
                          11      12      Y-o-y
Los Angeles             72    87    21%
Houston                 141   169   20%
Chicago                 97    114   18%
Atlanta                 105   122   16%
Dallas                  119   137   15%

Lowest Growth Metro Markets

Year-over-year Growth   Nov   Nov   % Growth
                          11      12      Y-o-y
Philadelphia            72    74    3%
Minneapolis             121   124   2%
Indianapolis            117   119   2%
Kansas City             112   112   0%
Orlando                 73    72    -1%

International Trends:

  *Monster Employment Index Europe continued to demonstrate a fourth
    consecutive month of annual reduction in online recruitment, declining by
    four percent in November. Environment, architecture/ urbanism records
    seventh consecutive month of growth while Transport, post and logistics
    reports the greatest decline. Belgium and the United Kingdom are the only
    two regions to report annual growth, both up by one percent
  *Monster Employment Index India rises 13 percent from a year ago in
    October. Shipping/Marine continues to outpace all industries in terms of
    annual growth, while NGO/ social services sector also records strong
    growth.

To obtain a full copy of the Monster Employment Index U.S. report for November
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 December will be released on January 4, 2013.

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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