Nationwide job openings increased for the third consecutive month, up slightly by 0.7% month-over-month and 9.0% year-over-year. Openings were previously up 4.5% month-over-month and 16.5% year-over-year.
Thirty-two of 50 metros saw increased hiring this month compared to last, and 43 of 50 posted year-over-year increases. Washington, DC remained the least competitive metro area with a 1:1 job competition ratio, and Miami & Fort Lauderdale and Las Vegas both saw an 8:1 ratio, the highest posted.
Fourteen of 18 industries had increases in job openings in September, up slightly from August. The industries posting decreases include: education (-5.9%), financial services (-2.2%), hospitality (-1.1%) and technology (-1.9%).
For more information, read the full October report.