Simply Hired Releases January 2014 Employment Outlook

Today, Simply Hired released its January 2014 U.S. Employment Outlook report which finds job openings up nationwide by 40.9% year-over-year. The report also found a 4% month-over-month decrease in job openings. Our January Outlook report shows that job openings are up significantly when compared to the same time last year,” said James Beriker, president and CEO of Simply Hired. “While job postings were down month-over-month in December 2013, increases in key sectors indicate growth as we move into 2014.”

A number of industries (seven out of 18) experienced notable growth, including agriculture (32.8%) and manufacturing (14.3%). Healthcare continued as the top hiring industry. There were also a significant number of jobs at academic institutions and in management consulting.  

A small number of occupation categories (three out of 23) experienced growth in job openings in December 2013. Law enforcement, fire and security (15.3%) roles experienced the largest growth month-over-month.