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Help-wanted job ad index falls for Salt Lake area in August

The Conference Board's Help-Wanted Job Advertising Index for the Salt Lake area slipped to 166 in August, down from 168 in July and 177 in June. The figure also is down from 150 last August.

The Mountain region — which includes Utah, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona — registered a 76 in August, down from 78 in both July and August, but up from 71 in August last year.

The index uses 100 from the year 1987 as its base.