Job aggregator Indeed.com just released their job posting analysis for 2010, and the results are leaps and bounds ahead of 2009 data.
The review of 2010 online job posting activity found that total U.S. job postings increased 88%. In 2009, job postings declined 13%.
Each month in 2010 with the exception of August recorded a steady increase in posting activity. Total job postings increased 6% per month on average. The largest monthly increase occurred in March with 15%, while the only decrease occurred in August with -3%.
While most industries reported a decline in job postings in 2009, industry job posting activity improved dramatically in 2010 with combined industry job postings growing by 61%, and all 12 industries having at least 38% job posting growth year over year.
The transportation industry enjoyed the most growth with a 147% increase in job postings year-over-year, including notable growth for trucking jobs. Manufacturing saw the second largest percentage change in job postings with a 90% increase.
In terms of competition for jobs in the job market, in November, the healthcare and information technology industries had the least amount of competition for jobs among the 12 major industries we track. With 14 job seeker clicks per posting, healthcare showed 26% less competition than information technology, which had 19 clicks per posting.
Media and newspaper had the most competition for jobs last month, with 49 clicks per job posting. Construction had the second most competition for jobs, with 40 clicks per posting.