Job Openings Grew 1.74% Nationwide in July 2014

Job openings rise in July


During July Simply Hired saw substantial increases in the number of job listings in nearly every U.S. metro area. Pittsburgh, PA (3.56%), Sacramento, CA (3.58%) and Tampa & St. Petersburg, FL (3.07%) experienced the largest increases.

Industries that enjoyed the most growth in July included technology (7.72%), hospitality (7.31%), and retail (6.96%). Most occupation categories (45 out of 54) also experienced growth in openings, led by psychologist (10.42%) and equipment installation (5.34%) roles. Health care continues as industry with greatest job inventory, with nearly one-half of top posting companies coming from the health care sector.

A Word from Simply Hired’s CEO James Beriker

“The Simply Hired August Employment Outlook shows clear improvement in the U.S. job market this summer, with a 10.6% surge in job listings in June 2014 and an additional 1.74% increase in July 2014. We’re seeing broad-based growth across metros, industries and occupations, and paying close attention to gain in the retail sector as merchants begin to ramp up seasonal hiring plans.”

Metro highlight: Seattle


You probably recall earlier this year when Seattle and Denver squared off in the Super Bowl we looked at which city had the edge in attracting job seekers. In February we found that job seekers considered Seattle the better job search location.

Today, months later, Seattle is still is a premier great destination for job seekers. The industries with the greatest number of job postings in Seattle are retail, financial services or health care. If you’re looking for a job in one of those industries, Seattle is a great place to job search. Likewise, if you’re interested working in IT, software development, or administration, Seattle is a the place to target your job search.

Read the full employment outlook report.