In June, new job postings continued a somewhat jerky recovery back up towards pre-COVID numbers. By the fourth week of June, they were just 3% percent below that of the weekly average of January/February 2020. This put new job postings a full 33% above the bleak Mariana Trench that was April 13, and 15% above the fourth week in May.
Finally, May job postings pulled out of a seven-week nose dive. Weekly new job postings were, on average, up 134% from mid April, which was when new job postings (for now) officially bottomed out at 34% below the January/February average. By comparison, May’s new job postings by the third week were only 11% below the January/February average. So while there’s still a ways to go to match pre-COVID levels, May job postings were indeed on the rise.
COVID-19 and the great shutdown continue to impact job posting trends. As of the last week of April, new job postings had fallen 44% since January/February, based on the weekly average of new job postings. Compare April’s dismal numbers with those of March, when new job postings declined 32%. Will May see further decline, or an uptick?
As employees seek the advantages of flexibility and lower commuting costs, working remotely has become a more and more popular option over the years. The COVID-19 crisis will result in multiple labor market shifts, but one could argue that the most immediate and massive swing has been to the prevalence of working from home. So, let’s explore the five things you should know about remote work, and talk a little bit about where it might be headed.
Writing a job posting is hard. Whether it’s a new job or an old job requisition they have on file, recruiters have to find the perfect balance of skills to attract the candidates they want. That’s why we’ve added the new Skills-Driven Recruiting Analysis to Emsi Recruit. With this new feature, recruiters can drop the text of their posting into our tool, extract the skills, see how common they are in any region, and find related skills.
Between automation and virtualization, the U.S. tech industry is constantly evolving. We searched Emsi’s job postings data over the last two years to find 10 emerging tech jobs you should know about for 2020.