Simply Hired® today released its July 2012 Employment Outlook, which reports a 9.2 percent increase in nationwide job openings month-over-month and a 13.3 percent increase year-over-year.
Metro area job competition lightened up for job seekers in a number of metros, including New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle & Tacoma, Tampa & St. Petersburg, Denver, Sacramento, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Raleigh & Durham, Greenville (SC), and Las Vegas.
Job openings in all 18 industries increased in June. Industries with notable growth were:
- Agriculture (31.6%)
- Non-profit (18.2%)
- Financial services (11.5%)
- Real estate (11.5%)
Nearly two-thirds of all occupation categories experienced growth in job openings. Office and administrative workers (15.3%) and food workers (8.7%) saw the largest amount of growth. For more details view the full press release.