Job Posting Decline Slowing

Posted by Robert Gray Atkins on Jul 14, 2020 9:57:20 AM

Job Skills and the Rebound

The decline in current job postings has slowed significantly – from a 23% drop in March to a 4% decline in May. However, these averages mask wide variations by skill level and state.

Nationwide, lower-skill jobs, those not requiring a bachelor’s degree or higher, declined just 1%, led by increases in retail and service positions. For example, job postings for Customer Service Associates jumped from 89 in April to 3,960 in May. Similarly, postings for Pharmacy Technicians increased 240% from 698 to 2,374.

Topics: Employment Trends, Job Posting


Nursing Job Posting Decline

Posted by Robert Gray Atkins on Jun 30, 2020 9:29:32 AM

In a market where job postings appeared to be declining across the board, nursing fields once stood out as an exception to the rule. Overall, job postings in the U.S. dropped 33% between February and April while nursing job postings fell only 7%. In May, there was an abrupt change: the decline in the overall job market slowed to 4% but nursing fell 18%.

Topics: Employment Trends, Job Posting, Nursing


Not Remotely What You Would Think

Posted by Bob Atkins on Jun 22, 2020 1:16:43 PM


Job Posting Trends For Remote Workers

The job market crashed as COVID-19 spread and social distancing began; but, we believed that remote jobs would be immune to the crisis. Instead, job postings for remote workers declined 37.5% – about as fast as overall job postings, which fell 38.5%. These averages disguise enormous variations: postings for higher skill remote jobs fell more slowly than the average and a few occupations grew, one by 50%.

Topics: Job Postings, Remote Work, Employment Trends