Transportation and manufacturing lead job recovery

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Our July Industry Employment Trends show year-over-year job posting growth in 11 out of 12 industries. Transportation and Manufacturing, often viewed as early indicators of economic improvement, enjoyed the strongest job posting gains.

Transportation has been a top performer in recent months, and became the first industry to show greater than 100% year-over-year job posting growth. The most active markets for this industry, as measured by job seeker clicks, were Houston, Atlanta, and New York.

The number of Manufacturing job postings exceeded 100,000 for the first time since we launched Industry Employment Trends in February 2009. Jobs for Maintenance Technicians and Production Supervisors received the highest number of job seeker clicks.

Healthcare job postings declined 2% year-over-year, but the industry continues to have the most jobs available.

Real Estate showed an 8% increase in year-over-year job postings, a significant improvement over June which showed a decline.

July 2010 Industry Employment Trends

Be sure to check back each month for Industry Employment Trends, a leading indicator for the job market. Also, take a look at our recently updated Job Market Competition index for the latest on the number of jobs available in your area.