Industry trends report: job postings slip in July

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Indeed Industry Employment Trends show fewer job postings in July by U.S. employers across all major industries tracked. This report follows declines in June for six of the 12 major industries tracked.

Healthcare

Healthcare job postings declined 8% during July, but it continues to be the strongest industry we track, with twice as many opportunities available than any other industry. Clicks on healthcare jobs, a measure of job seeker interest, increased 44% year-over-year, with demand strongest for medical assistantpharmacy technician, and registered nurse titles.

July 2012 Industry Employment Trends

Education

Although education job postings declined 2% in July, it had the second largest percentage increase in job postings over the prior year with a 31% gain. Job seeker interest, as measured by clicks on jobs, was highest in New York, Chicago, and Washington DC.

Real Estate

Real estate job postings declined 11% in July – the largest decline of any industry. Despite this, the longer term trend looks positive for real estate. Prior to July, job postings had increased for five straight months, and recent reports suggest the housing market is improving.

Real Estate Industry Job Postings Chart

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