The South Atlantic Region saw the highest hiring demand in the US during June. With some Pacific, Middle Atlantic and West South Central states usually leading in volume of online job ads, this information comes as a surprise. Will this trend continue?
Top 5 Regions in Order of Hiring Demand
- South Atlantic
- East North Central
- Middle Atlantic
- West South Central
The South Atlantic Region first beat pre-recession levels in March 2011 and hiring demand remained steady throughout the remainder of the year. In May, South Atlantic hiring demand was at a 4 year high with 644,528 online job ads. WANTED Analytics™ indicates that this trend should continue as 2012 has seen volume of ads increase 20% from a year ago.
Online Job Ad Growth Chart for South Atlantic States
5 States Contributing the Most Job Ads to South Atlantic Hiring Demand
- North Carolina
Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Registered Nurse, Administrative Assistant and Sales Representative were the top 5 in-demand job titles in South Atlantic states. These most in-demand job titles mostly match national demand. The main difference is that Drivers ranks higher on the national list of most commonly advertised job titles than it does on the South Atlantic list. What really sets the South Atlantic apart from other regions is that it's experiencing the highest demand for Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists. The demand here is nearly twice what is in the Pacific Region. With Florida having a reputation as a destination for retirees, perhaps the increasing Healthcare hiring demand is to accommodate an ageing population who has more injuries, illnesses, or ailments that need care. This high demand can also be a response to an expected influx of patients brought on by the Healthcare Reform Act that provides more individuals with medical care.
We're curious to see if the South Atlantic Region will continue to beat other national regions in hiring demand. Find out what hiring trends are like in your region with a free trial of WANTED Analytics.