July 11, 2014

Job Openings up More Than 10 Percent In June 2014, Reports Simply Hired

jobs printSimply Hired has released its July 2014 Employment Outlook report showing that nationwide job openings increased 10.6 percent month-over-month and 34.7 percent year-over-year in June 2014. This is the single largest monthly increase posted in 2014, and includes gains in 17 out of 18 industries and 21 out of 23 occupation categories.

“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,” James Beriker, president and CEO of Simply Hired, said. “Our data also shows that this is broad job growth. Nearly all industries and occupations posted gains in the past month.”

Additional findings from the monthly report include:

• Nearly all industries experience job growth. Job openings increased in 17 out of 18 industries in June 2014 with government (24.6 percent) jobs showing the greatest increases. The sole exception was the non-profit sector, which saw a significant decline (-18.1 percent) over this period.

• Job opening increase in almost every industry. Nearly all occupation categories (21 out of 23) experienced growth in job openings in June 2014. Engineers (excluding computer) (23.3 percent) and installation, maintenance and repair worker (20.1 percent) roles experienced the most growth, while journalist and media worker (-7.4 percent) 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.


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Joshua Bjerke, from Savannah, Georgia, focuses on articles involving the labor force, economy, and HR topics including new technology and workplace news. Joshua has a B.A. in Political Science with a Minor in International Studies and is currently pursuing his M.A. in International Security.