Job Openings Up 2.3% M-O-M In April, Up 26.6% Y-O-Y Per SimplyHired

The May 2014 U.S. Employment Outlook report which highlights job industry and employer trends in national and regional U.S. markets reported the following activity for the month of April:

•             Nationwide job openings increased month-over-month by 2.3% in April; year-over-year job openings increased 26.6%.

•             About two thirds of all industries experienced job growth with military (up 31.9%) and construction (up 16.2%) experiencing the largest gains. Hospitality (down 5.5%) and media (down 5.2%) saw decreases during the period. Overall job openings increased in 11 out of 18 industries in April.

•             Transportation worker roles (up 16.1%) and law enforcement (up 15.9%) saw the greatest increases month-over-month in April. Doctors, nurses, therapist and technician  (down 3.1%) roles faced the largest decline in April 2014.

Healthcare continues as the industry with greatest job inventory. Nearly one-half of the top posting  companies in April 2014 were healthcare-related (approximately 55 company locations), making  healthcare the top posting industry.  There were also a significant number of job openings at retail organizations and academic institutions.

The U.S. Employment Outlook is a monthly analysis and forecast of employment trends in the United States. These findings are based on monthly job seeker activity on, which publishes millions of listings from a number of online sources including company career pages, job boards
and niche job websites. Some findings may be projected from recent historical data. Data may not be representative of all industries, occupations and/or metro areas.  “Metropolitan Areas” in this report are the 50 most populous in the U.S., as ranked by the Nielsen Company’s Designated Market Area (DMA) list. “Occupation Categories” are derived from the Department of Labor’s  O*NET database.