These Are The Top Ten Industries in July

Which industries saw the highest hiring demand numbers in July? We analyzed our job postings by metro area to see which industries posted the highest number of job ads over the last month. We also took a look at the metro areas where the posting numbers are highest (and application numbers are lowest) for these industries to see which cities are your best bet for landing a job right now.

1. Healthcare

Top MSA’s for Healthcare jobs by competition

  1. Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL: 9 jobs per candidate
  2. Green Bay, WI: 7 jobs per candidate
  3. Springfield, IL: 7 jobs per candidate
  4. Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA: 7 jobs per candidate
  5. Madison, WI: 6 jobs per candidate

2. Customer Service

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Top MSA’s for Customer Service jobs by competition

  1. Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA: 7 jobs per candidate
  2. Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA: 6 jobs per candidate
  3. Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ: 6 jobs per candidate
  4. Honolulu, HI: 6 jobs per candidate
  5. Corpus Christi, TX: 6 jobs per candidate

3. Admin/Secretarial

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Top MSA’s for Admin/Secretarial jobs by competition

  1. Boise City-Nampa, ID: 8 jobs per candidate
  2. Lincoln, NE: 8 jobs per candidate
  3. Lexington-Fayette, KY: 7 jobs per candidate
  4. Reno-Sparks, NV: 6 jobs per candidate
  5. Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA: 6 jobs per candidate

4. Information Technology

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Top MSA’s for Information Technology jobs by competition

  1. Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL: 12 jobs per candidate
  2. Bakersfield, CA: 12 jobs per candidate
  3. Syracuse, NY: 11 jobs per candidate
  4. Fort Wayne, IN: 10 jobs per candidate
  5. Tucson, AZ: 10 jobs per candidate

5. Manufacturing/Operations

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Top MSA’s for Manufacturing/Operations job by competition

  1. Boise City-Nampa, ID: 10 jobs per candidate
  2. Tucson, AZ: 9 jobs per candidate
  3. Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV: 7 jobs per candidate
  4. Albuquerque, NM: 7 jobs per candidate
  5. Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO: 7 jobs per candidate

6. General Labor/Warehouse

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Top MSA’s for General Labor/Warehouse jobs by competition

  1. Madison, WI: 12 jobs per candidate
  2. Albuquerque, NM: 9 jobs per candidate
  3. New Haven-Milford, CT: 9 jobs per candidate
  4. Spokane, WA: 7 jobs per candidate
  5. Springfield, MO: 7 jobs per candidate

7. Accounting/Finance

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Top MSA’s for Accounting/Finance jobs by competition

  1. Tucson, AZ: 10 jobs per candidate
  2. Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA: 10 jobs per candidate
  3. Bakersfield, CA: 10 jobs per candidate
  4. Scranton–Wilkes-Barre, PA: 10 jobs per candidate
  5. Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA: 10 jobs per candidate

8. Construction/Skilled Trade

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Top MSA’s for Construction/Skilled Trade jobs by competition

  1. Madison, WI: 10 jobs per candidate
  2. Syracuse, NY: 9 jobs per candidate
  3. Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY: 8 jobs per candidate
  4. Lincoln, NE: 7 jobs per candidate
  5. Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME: 7 jobs per candidate

9. Hospitality/Restaurant

Top MSA’s for Hospitality/Restaurant jobs by competition

  1. Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA: 14 jobs per candidate
  2. Rochester, NY: 10 jobs per candidate
  3. Springfield, MA: 10 jobs per candidate
  4. Boise City-Nampa, ID: 10 jobs per candidate
  5. Worcester, MA: 10 jobs per candidate

10. Engineering

Top MSA’s for Engineering jobs by competition

  1. Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR: 17 jobs per candidate
  2. Oklahoma City, OK: 12 jobs per candidate
  3. Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, ME: 11 jobs per candidate
  4. Albuquerque, NM: 11 jobs per candidate
  5. Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA: 11 jobs per candidate

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Kylie Anderson is an L.A. based writer covering employment trends for the ZipRecruiter Blog.

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