Yesterday, we announced an interactive, online U.S Employment Trends tool (found at http://www.simplyhired.com/a/trends/national) which allows job seekers instant access to both local and national employment data. This tool is especially useful for job seekers and the media because it offers forward-looking data that can predict hiring based on job openings each month.
Job seekers can discover job posting trends nationally by metro area, industry and occupation, in addition to the degree of job competition in each metro area. Dating back to October 2010, this range of data provides a clear picture of the number of jobs available and the competition for those jobs.
While the BLS and ADP reports provide data on positions filled, SimplyHired.com's U.S Employment Trends tool provides the only forward-looking data from any job source, making it the leading indicator of the health of the job market.
Check out our new national job trends tool!