As a footnote to Friday’s labor report, Simply Hired, a technology company that operates a job search engine, echoed the job growth with their own set of statistics. Last month openings on their site were up 6.2 percent month over month and 40.9 percent year-over-year.
To drill down even more for media folks, their representative informed us there are 25,036 job openings in media. This is up by six percent from March and almost 30 percent year-over-year.
As for the cities with the most available jobs, that would be New York City (2,745 jobs), Los Angeles (1,479 jobs), and Chicago (1,150). The numbers represent the media industry as a whole and unfortunately, don’t specify the medium within media itself.
Overall, their report revealed the ratio of job seekers to job openings improved in 19 out of 50 metro areas. Although the media industry is holding on strong, the industries with the biggest gains from last month were legal and financial services.
James Beriker, Simply Hired’s CEO, explained, “Job openings increased in every major metro in April, marking the tenth time in 12 months the U.S. has seen an increase in job growth.”
He added, “We are seeing job listings increase in nearly all industries, as well as significant improvements in job competition across the country. As we move into summer, these are great signs for the economy and continued job momentum.”