So who was getting hired and where were they getting hired in March?
Wanted Analytics brings us their report:
With just over 1.6 million new jobs posted online during the month of March, we thought it would be useful to take a look the industries, occupations, and cities with the highest demand.
With almost 80,000 new job ads placed online, Registered Nurses top our list as the most in demand occupation during March. Despite seeing such a large volume of job ads placed for Registered Nurses, this actually represents a decrease of about 10% when compared to March 2011. Computer Software Engineers (Applications) also saw a year-over-year decrease with just over 32,500 new job ads placed in March. All of the other occupations in our list saw year-over-year increases.
Top 10 Occupations by Job Ad Volume – March 2012
Given the hiring demand for Nurses in March, it is not surprising that General Medical and Surgical Hospitals tops our list of industries with the highest hiring demand. As we saw with our occupations, hiring in this industry is down approximately 11.5% versus March 2012. The only other industry (in our top 10 industries by job ad volume) to see a year-over-year decline in hiring was Offices of Physicians. The remaining 8 industries all saw year-over-year increases.
Top 10 Industries by Job Ad Volume – March 2012
The New York metro area topped our list of cities with the most hiring demand. There were almost 91,000 new online job ads placed for workers in the New York City area, a 2% decrease versus March 2011. Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, and Dallas rounded out the top five cities.
Top 20 Cities by Job Ad Volume – March 2012