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Boston jobs increase incrementally

Posted on July 8, 2012

Job search engine Simply Hired has reported that in June Boston jobs increased 16 percent. This is the most of all of the 50 metro areas tracked in Simply Hired’s July 2012 Employment Outlook.

The July 2012 Employment Outlook highlights the job industry and employer trends in national and regional U.S. markets.

The Outlook reports a 9.2 percent increase in nationwide job openings month-over-month and a 13.3 percent increase year-over-year. Job competition held steady at a nationwide ratio of three unemployed persons for every one job opening.

In Pittsburgh the job market also increased 16 percent. In Salt Lake City jobs increased 15 percent. While nationwide job competition held steady, regional competition eased up slightly. Job seekers in a number of metro areas are facing improved conditions, including those in New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco Bay Area, Seattle & Tacoma, Tampa & St. Petersburg, Denver, Sacramento, St. Louis, Pittsburgh, Raleigh & Durham, Greenville (SC), and Las Vegas.

With regards to industries, agriculture (31.6%) and non-profit (18.2%) showed the largest amount of growth. Financial services (11.5%) and real estate (11.5%) also saw noticeable increases.

Office and administrative workers (15.3%) and food workers (8.7%) saw the largest increases. Occupations experiencing the largest declines month-over-month included financial specialists and accountants (-23.2%) and military personnel (-9.1%).

“For the second month in a row we’re seeing positive growth in job openings nationwide,” said Gautam Godhwani, Co-founder and CEO of Simply Hired. “This steady increase is reflected across all the major metro areas, showing that employers have a confidence in today’s economy, which is very encouraging as we head towards the fall hiring season.”