Transportation jobs surge ahead
Of the 12 major industries we track, almost all show solid year-over-year job posting growth this month. Job posting gains have been strongest in cyclical industries like Transportation, Hospitality, Retail and Media.
Transportation continues to be a stand-out performer, boasting a 73% increase in job postings year-over-year and an increase of 20,000 jobs since April. The most sought after transportation job titles as measured by job seeker clicks were Driver, Receiver/Stocker, and Delivery Driver.
The overall number of job postings in June was roughly the same as May, marking a possible slow-down in the job market’s recovery. Less cyclical industries, like Healthcare and Education, have remained relatively flat in the last few months.
Real Estate was the only industry showing an annual decline, with a fall of -4%, reflecting persistent softness of the real estate market. Metropolitan areas experiencing the strongest job seeker traffic for real estate jobs were New York, Atlanta, and Houston.
June 2010 Industry Employment Trends
Industry Job Postings Annual Change Accounting 129,616 14% Construction 100,887 15% Education 113,561 19% Financial Services and Banking 221,535 15% Healthcare 670,028 2% Hospitality 92,690 47% Information Technology 301,434 30% Manufacturing 97,542 25% Media and Newspaper 40,046 39% Real Estate 25,031 -4% Retail 346,953 41% Transportation 97,870 73%