Indeed: Job postings reach 2011 high

Job search engine Indeed’s April Industry Employment Trends mark the highest number of job postings seen in 2011, according to a blog released today.

Ten out of the 13 industries Indeed tracks saw record growth, including accounting, up 7 percent, and healthcare, up 21% from the last quarter.

According to Indeed, with 25% quarterly growth, job postings for transportation have increased faster than any other industry this year.

In healthcare, medical assistant, pharmacy technician, and phlebotomist job postings received the most job seeker clicks in April.

Human resources, the newest industry employment trend, had 11% quarterly job posting growth.

Indeed say that real estate was the only industry to show a negative change in job postings over the quarter at -17%.

15 metro areas currently have a ratio of 1 job posting per unemployed person. At the start of the year, only nine cities had a 1:1 ratio.

Miami, Riverside, and Los Angeles currently have the most competition for jobs with 1 job posting for every four unemployed persons. At the start of the year 6 metro-areas had ratios of 1:4 or greater, and Miami had the most competition for jobs with 1:6 ratio.


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