The Simply Hired June trends report was released today. The report shows that nationwide job openings increased in May by 3.3 percent over the previous month. Nationwide job competition held steady at a ratio of three unemployed persons for every one job opening.
Job openings increased in 49 of the 50 major metros, with Albuquerque & Santa Fe showing double-digit growth and the largest increase at 14.2 percent. Greenville (8.4 percent) and Harrisburg (7.1 percent) also saw significant increases.
“This month we’re seeing a positive outlook on the economy from employers, with increased confidence spurring an increase in hiring,” said Gautam Godhwani, CEO of SimplyHired.com. “In addition, as summer heats up, many companies looking for seasonal workers are contributing to positive growth across all metros.”
Job openings in 14 of 18 industries increased in April, with non-profit (28.5 percent) experiencing the largest growth. As the economy warms up for the summer travel season, growth was seen in:
- Hospitality (18.3 percent)
- Retail (10.9 percent)
- Travel (5.5 percent)
Also a reflection of the season, construction (12.8 percent) grew. To see all the details, view the full report.