Trends in online job posts reflect a demand for jobs that were difficult to fill before the COVID-19 pandemic as well a demand for jobs that have emerged as essential during the shelter-in-place order. The image below shows a four-week trend for all available (active) job posts in the 7-County Metro. All jobs were available during the given time-frame, and many were posted earlier. The amount of available job posts compared to this same time-frame last year is drastically less.
The image below shows a four-week trend for job posts that were newly posted in the 7-County Metro during the given time-frame. Again, the amount of new job posts compared to this same time-frame last year is down.
Despite the downward trend, employers continue to post new job ads. During the week of April 19th – April 25th, 2020 8,205 new job posts were posted in the 7-County Metro and over 85,000 job posts were available. The image below list each county’s amount of new and available job posts, by occupation and employer.
Online job post data collected from Gartner’s TalentNeuron Recruit on April 30, 2020 for the time frame of March 29, 2020 through April 25, 2020 and the time frame of April 19-25, 2020 by RealTime Talent and includes job posts from staffing agencies. www.realtimetalent.org I firstname.lastname@example.org