RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK — The Triangle’s startup job market is getting better this week, according to the latest edition of the WRAL TechWire Jobs Report. Startup job postings increased 4.3% this week, inching up to 12,609 postings (not accounting for duplications in postings).

The startup job postings have shown fewer declines than the wider Triangle job posting trend, which has had several significant drops this year. Just this week, job openings in the Triangle fell to historic lows this week, with just 259,036 postings — below 260k for the first time since WRAL began tracking this data two years ago.

The addition of startup jobs comes as openings declined nationally to the lowest number in two years.

Here are the numbers from 15 different local or regional job board sites we review weekly for WRAL TechWire’s exclusive Jobs Report for “startup” jobs.

Triangle labor market is tightening with job postings at new low as fears of recession grow