Commentators are explaining the disappointing jobs reports of the last couple of months in part on the continuing weakness in government and construction employment, with distressed government budgets contributing to both. We took a look at recent hiring demand trends for construction jobs to get a bit more insight into the outlook for this sector. Despite the lack of recovery between December 2008 – 2010, demand has increased 117% this year, and is up 21% over the past 90 days compared to the same period in 2010. Employers posted nearly 33,000 new job ads during the past 90 days.
Hiring Demand for Construction Occupations — 4 Years:
Demand has been on the upswing for all but 2 of the top 25 construction occupations, with double-digit growth for most of the top occupations. Construction trades managers/supervisors are most in-demand, with nearly twice the volume of new online job ads posted over the past 90 days of Electricians, the next most in-demand occupation.
Top 25 Occupations by Hiring Demand — Past 90 Days vs Same Period 2010:
The New York City and Washington, DC, metro areas have the greatest demand, but have experienced little growth over last year. Cleveland, Dallas and San Diego saw the greatest increase during the past 90 days compared to the same period last year. Overall, demand increased by double digits in 12 of the top 20 metro areas.
Top Metro Areas by Hiring Demand — Past 90 Days vs Same Period 2010:
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