Is hiring demand a good prognosticator of who will win the World Series? For all you baseball fans out there, here is some interesting hiring data and comparison between San Francisco and Detroit just in time for the start of the World Series.
Wanted Analytics brings us the raw data:
In honor of World Series Game 1 taking place tonight, we matched hiring demand of the competing cities, Detroit vs. San Francisco. San Francisco, “the city by the bay”, wins in monthly job ad volume and in hiring growth. In September, Detroit, “the motor city”, saw over 70,000 job ads posted online while San Francisco had more than 118,000. The volume of job ads grew 22% year-over-year in San Francisco. During the same time period, Detroit saw growth at a slower lower rate of 15%.
Let’s take a look at how their most in-demand jobs compare from September.
|Most In-Demand Occupations in Detroit||Most In-Demand Occupations in San Francisco|
60% of the occupations above in both cities are the same, except that they appear in different order. Not surprisingly, as a part of the “Silicon Valley”, San Francisco has more IT related jobs ranked in higher spots. IT related positions also appear on the Detroit list, but aren’t as in-demand as in San Francisco. Nurses and Engineer positions were most in-demand during September in Detroit.
|Industries with Most Job Ads in Detroit
||Industries with Most Job Ads in San Francisco
While 60% of the job titles matched in both cities, just 20% of the industries were the same. Only Commercial Banking and General Medical and Surgical Hospitals appeared in both lists. Otherwise, both cities seem to live up to their reputations. Tech related industries appear more often on San Francisco’s list, while Detroit shows more automotive related industries appearing in a few spots. We were surprised, however, that Commercial Banking took the lead in Detroit. Is this an area that can create more job growth in the motor city?