Registered Nurses still hold the most commonly advertised job title in the US. In October, there were more than 350,000 jobs available for Nurses, a 15% year-over-year increase. Below are the 10 US metro areas with the most Nurse jobs during October and their year-over-year growth compared to October 2012. All 10 experienced increases. Seattle saw the greatest growth of these 10 cities, with 64% more jobs this October than last year.
|New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island||4.00%|
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana||13.10%|
Despite the growing demand for RN's, the difficulty-to-fill these jobs hasn't been impacted too much. When we last looked at hiring trends, these jobs scored a 39 on our Hiring Scale, which measures the difficulty to fill with a score ranging from 1 to 99. Our Hiring Scale still scores these jobs at a 39, meaning that employers are likely to experience just a little difficulty. There is an estimated 2.6 million RN's in the US, which fills the nationwide demand. However, there are some locations with smaller than average talent pools, which will lead to more difficult recruiting. For example, Medford, Oregon currently scores a 77 on the Hiring Scale, the highest in the country. In Medford, we estimate just 1,700 potential candidates in the local workforce. With almost 300 jobs currently being advertised in this area, there are only 5 people currently in the workforce for every job that's available. This means that there is likely to be more competition among healthcare employers to attract potential nursing candidates in this area.
Hiring Scale for Registered Nurses in the US
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