Competition for jobs lowest in healthcare

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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.

Media and newspaper had the most competition for jobs last month, with 49 clicks per job posting. Construction had the second most competition for jobs, with 40 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

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