Simply Hired Releases February Employment Outlook

Today, Simply Hired released its February 2014 Employment Outlook report. The report found job openings were up 28.7% year-over-year nationwide, but decreased by 1% month-over-month in January. More than one-quarter of all industries experienced growth last month, with manufacturing showing the largest gains in job openings.

Job openings in five out of 18 industries saw increases in in January 2014, with real estate jobs (5.4%) and manufacturing jobs (5.0%) showing the largest gains. Agriculture jobs (-18.2%), hospitality jobs (-6.3%) and automotive jobs (-6.1%) saw a decrease during this period.

Job openings in January 2014 increased in about half of the occupational categories. Manufacturing workers (12.9%) roles experienced the largest amount of growth. Educator (-8.6%) and law enforcement (-5.6%) roles faced the largest decline.

Healthcare continued to be the top posting industry, with over one-third of the top posting companies a part of the healthcare industry. There were also a significant number of job openings at academic institutions and in management consulting.

Read more in the full report.


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