Every month we monitor and analyze trends from LinkUp job data to provide job market insights.
Here at LinkUp we monitor and analyze our job listing data monthly to extract insights and identify trends. In closing out 2019, we took a deeper look at our data to share an annual review of hiring in the U.S. Here are the highlights:
Job growth remained relatively strong in 2019. We found that 87% of states and 83% of occupations saw increased job listings. While there was an anticipated decline in job listings in the later months of 2019, overall total job listings in 2019 were 5% greater than in 2018.
The state that saw the biggest job listing growth in 2019 was Oregon, up more than 40% over the previous year, while Nevada saw the biggest decline in the continental U.S., with job listings down 13%.
Looking into occupations, Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations had the most job listings in our database, while Protective Services saw the biggest percent increase in job listings in 2019. Personal Care and Service Occupations as well as Food Preparation and Serving Occupations had some of the biggest decreases in total job listings.
We also took a look back at some of the interesting job listings data analysis we conducted in 2019 to see how select companies fared moving into 2020. Here are three that stood out:
It was a tough year for Boeing, even though it has seen worse. Back in March we found while its 737 Max aircraft production was being cut by 8%, Boeing’s job listings dropped 7% as well, and they continued to drop as low as 1,283 in June. They did rebound by the end of the year to 2,770 in December, a decrease of only 3% from one year prior, and impressive considering they shut down all 737 Max production that same month.