Today, Simply Hired, a technology company that operates one of the world's largest job search engines, released its February 2013 U.S. Employment Outlook report which highlights the job industry and employer trends in national and regional U.S. markets.
Nationwide job openings continued to grow in January, with a 1.1% increase; year-over-year job openings increased 7.6 percent. In addition, job openings increased in 80% of major metros. West Palm Beach (6.0 percent), Seattle & Tacoma (4.2 percent), Las Vegas (4.1 percent) and Atlanta (3.3 percent) experienced the largest gains.
A number of industries saw increases in hiring. The agriculture (21.1%) and technology (13.7%) industries showed the largest gains. However, industries that decreased include non-profit (-30.0%) and legal (-22.6%).These findings are part of Simply Hired's U.S. Employment Outlook, which highlights national and regional job openings and is a leading indicator of the health of the economy.