July 2, 2014
Job openings surge in June 2014! Nationwide job openings increased 10.6% month-over-month in June 2014 and are up 34.7% compared to the same time last year. “Our July Employment Outlook report shows very solid growth in the U.S job market, with a 10.6% surge in job openings over the past month and a robust 34.7% increase compared to the same time last year,” said James Beriker, President and CEO of Simply Hired. “Our data also shows that this is broad job growth. Nearly all industries and occupations posted gains in the past month.”
Nearly all industries experience job growth. Job openings increased in 17 out of 18 industries in June 2014 with government (24.6%) jobs showing the greatest increases. The sole exception is the non-profit sector which saw a significant decline (-18.1%) over this period.
Nearly all occupation categories (21 out of 23) experienced growth in job openings in June 2014. Engineers (excluding computer) (23.3%) and installation, maintenance and repair worker (20.1%) roles experienced the most growth, while journalist and media worker (-7.4%) roles faced the largest decline in June 2014.
Nearly one-half of the top posting companies in June 2014 were healthcare-related, making healthcare the top posting industry. There were also a significant number of job openings at technology companies, financial institutions and consulting firms.