According to the report, nationwide job openings increased for the fifth consecutive month, up 2.7 percent month-over-month and 7.4 percent year-over-year. Most industries and occupations experienced job growth. Average job competition decreased, most likely a combined result of a slight decrease in unemployment and a slight increase in job openings due to seasonal hiring. (See additional seasonal jobs in a recent blog post from SimplyHired.com about companies hiring for the holidays.)
Openings for transportation jobs increased significantly in November, likely in anticipation of higher demand for freight transport during the holiday season. Specifically, jobs for drivers, pilots and transportation workers grew 31.4 percent.