The automotive (12.6%) and healthcare (8.4%) industries experienced the most growth in November according to the newly-released Employment Outlook complied by SimplyHired.
Nationwide job openings increased slightly, with a 0.1% increase in November, marking the sixth time in seven months that the economy has seen job growth.
Nationwide job competition held steady at a ratio of three unemployed persons for each job opening. Improvements were seen in nine major metros. Job seekers in Phoenix, Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Pittsburgh, Charlotte, San Diego, Milwaukee, San Antonio, Greensboro & Winston-Salem, and Louisville all faced less competition.
Job openings increased in 20 out of 50 (40%) major metros in November. Chicago (5.2%) and Tampa & St. Petersburg (4.0%) had the largest gains.
Job openings increased in nine out of 18 industries in November. Occupations experiencing the largest amount of growth were educators (6.3%) and food workers (5.2%). At the same time, However, industries that decreased included non-profit (-7.5%) and retail (-5.9%).
More than half of the nation’s top hiring companies continued to hire in November, with 71 of 125 company locations increasing job openings. Healthcare remains top hiring industry. Approximately 42 percent of the top hiring companies in November were healthcare-related (approximately 52 company locations), making healthcare the top hiring industry. The technology industry also had a significant amount of job openings, with companies such as Intel and HP hiring in multiple metro areas.