he online job search engine has released its December 2013 U.S. Employment Outlook report. The report found that in November job openings increased 0.6% month-over-month and 52.5% year over year. The report also indicated that job openings increased in 8 of 18 industries during November. The largest gains month-over-month were seen in the military sector (9.3%) and the non-profit sector. The Legal (-16.9%), automotive (-13.5%) and the government (-13.4%) sectors experienced decreases during the same period. The healthcare sector had one-third of all job postings in November making healthcare the top posting employment sector during the month.
The other industries with month-over-month gains were Education (2.4%), Financial Services (0.4%), Healthcare (0.5%), Manufacturing (2.0%), Media (1.4%) and the Travel industry (1.4%). The industries experiencing decreases include Agriculture (-4.5%), Construction (-0.8%), Hospitality (-2.4%), Real Estate (-4.8%), Retail (-5.4%), Technology (-1.6%) and Transportation (-3.9%).
The top five industries with the highest percentage year-over-year job openings included Non-Profit (64.1%), Construction (62.0%), Government (55.4%), Financial Services (50.1%) and Retail (41.9%). Similarly the five sectors with the lowest percentage of job openings year-over-year were the Military (5.1%), Legal (5.6%), Automotive (20.4%), Agriculture (20.7%) and Real Estate (24.6%).