Job listings in the U.S. rose 2.89% month-to-month in April, up from month-to-month increases of 1.38% in March and 2.47% in February, according to Simply Hired’s April 2015 U.S. Employment Outlook.
Twenty-four of the Top 25 major metro areas saw an increase in job listings, and there were nearly 20% more full-time permanent entry-level positions available than the same time last year.
About 5% of all job listings were targeted at new college graduates, which includes entry level drafters and technicians, as well as Intern Architects and Engineers in Training (EITs).
Job openings increased in 24 of the 25 largest U.S. metros in April 2015. Pittsburgh and the Seattle and Tacoma, WA, area experienced the largest month-to-month gains at 5.27% and 4.94%, respectively. A notable exception was Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, which saw a small dip in job openings (-0.29%) over this period.
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