In November, the healthcare and information technology industries had the least amount of competition for jobs among the 12 major industries we track. With 14 job seeker clicks per posting, healthcare showed 26% less competition than information technology, which had 19 clicks per posting.
After increasing for four consecutive months, Industry Employment Trends show that combined total job postings for the 12 major industries we track declined slightly in November, less than 1%.
As a whole, industry job postings were up 40% year-over-year, and have increased an average of 5% per month in 2010.
Excluding education and healthcare, every industry had strong quarterly job posting growth in November.
November 2010 Industry Employment Trends
Industry Job Postings Quarter Change Accounting 161,562 6% Construction 119,696 8% Education 124,828 -3% Financial Services and Banking 293,716 10% Healthcare 755,484 -8% Hospitality 127,599 26% Information Technology 387,047 7% Manufacturing 129,259 7% Media and Newspaper 51,572 8% Real Estate 34,521 11% Retail 451,039 10% Transportation 149,583 26%
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