The Simply Hired May trends report was released today. Nationwide job openings declined in April by -5.4 percent month-over-month and -6.9 percent year-over-year.
Despite a slower month for hiring, the job competition ratio improved for job seekers in several metros including Las Vegas, Orlando, Detroit, Philadelphia and Chicago.
“Although job openings decreased from last month, this isn’t unusual for hiring during this time of year,” said Gautam Godhwani, CEO of SimplyHired.com. “Some months during the year tend to be slower for hiring, and we continue to see healthy numbers of job listings in our database.”
Although April proved to be a slow hiring month for many industries and occupations, a few areas still remain strong:
- Military: 17.8% growth
- Non-profit: 6.8% growth
- Hospitality: 4.3% growth
- Government: 3.8% growth
- Farmers, fishers and forestry workers: 19.3% growth
- Financial specialists and accountants: 12.9% growth
To see all the details view the full report.