Six Growth Industries Experiencing the Biggest Hiring Increases
Contributed by Debbie Gregory
With unemployment at just 3.9 percent, the jobless rate has reached an 18-year low. This is great news for businesses, but the low unemployment rate makes finding a job more challenging for job seekers.
In order to increase the chances of finding employment, job seekers should focus on the industries that are experiencing growth and are adding opportunities.
The August LinkedIn Workforce Report looks at the latest national data on hiring, skills, and migration trends through July 2018.
The industries with the biggest year-over-year hiring increases in July were agriculture (26% higher); manufacturing (12.3% higher); and transportation & logistics (12% higher). These sectors are running strong today, but they are also among the most vulnerable to a trade war escalation.
Next comes corporate services9.7% higher; energy and mining (8.5%); and software and IT services 7.5%).
When it comes to growth based on sales, mining-support services came in at the top spot. Next came heavy and civil engineering construction, beverage manufacturing, personal services and direct sales.
Rounding out the top ten are building finishing contractors, real estate agents and brokers, durable goods merchant wholesalers, fright trucking and architectural, engineering and related services.
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