The ZipRecruiter National Jobs Report—September 2016

Which industries and regions were the hottest in September? We looked at ZipRecruiter’s national job postings to find out.

Top 3 industries in September by demand growth

  • Business support services   +0.82%
  • Construction   +0.46%
  • Management of companies and enterprises     +0.29%

Key insights

  • Hiring demand down slightly from its August peak, but still healthy overall
  • Construction hiring still on a growth track, with single family housing permits up 3.6%
  • Business support services (Admin and secretarial positions) up again this month

Top 10 cities for hiring demand in September

  • New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
  • Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
  • San Antonio, TX
  • Columbus, OH
  • Baltimore-Towson, MD
  • Indianapolis-Carmel, IN
  • Richmond, VA
  • Las Vegas-Paradise, NV
  • Columbia, SC
  • Pittsburgh, PA

September Middle Skill Jobs and Benefits Report

Top Middle-Skill Jobs on ZipRecruiter Right Now

  1. Registered Nurse
  2. Administrative Assistant
  3. Hair Stylist
  4. Restaurant Manager
  5. Retail Merchandiser
  6. Licensed Practical Nurse
  7. Service Technician
  8. Licensed Vocational Nurse
  9. Receptionist
  10. Medical Assistant


Our new taxonomy uses ONET to classify jobs as low, middle, or highly skilled, which gives us great insight into the breakdown of jobs by skill requirements.

ONET Definitions of Job Skill Levels:

  • Low skill: Jobs that require a High School Diploma or GED or below
  • Medium skill: Jobs that require vocational training, related on-the-job experience, or an associate’s degree
  • High skill: Jobs that require a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree)

Top Industries by Percentage of Jobs with Benefits – September 2016

Quizzes posted w benefits as % of industry 

  1. Industrial Goods and Services 75%
  2. Construction 69%
  3. Transportation and Storage 66%
  4. Automotive 66%
  5. Agriculture 64%
  6. Technology 63%
  7. Energy and Environment 63%
  8. Real Estate 63%
  9. Government and Community 57%
  10. Science and Engineering 57%

Written by

Kylie Anderson is an L.A.-based writer who covered employment trends for the ZipRecruiter blog.

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