The job impacts of the pandemic are moving quickly and unevenly. In the coming weeks and months, the recovery will play out very differently across states, cities, industries, and professions. The pace of disruption and recovery is faster than what traditional sources of job market data are designed to support.

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US hiring trends, compiled daily from millions of online job postings, show how hiring decisions within businesses are signalling their confidence and concerns about the future. Collectively, these signals are describing the shape and pace of the recovery to come.

US Job Listings

Sustained improvement at the macro level through June and July, with new job listing activity mostly within 20% of pre-pandemic levels.

The pandemic’s initial impact to hiring – sharp, across-the-board cuts in late March – has given way to a slow, sustained increase in the number of new job listings each day.
State-level partial reopenings boosted job demand in June and July, starting with Retail and Hospitality sectors, followed by increases in Healthcare and Services.
After the initial dip in late March and April, companies appeared to be ‘playing it safe’ with hiring. Since mid-June, job postings have been rising, signaling that businesses are mostly reversing their operational pause, presumably having developed new protocols to prevent COVID spread.
Meanwhile, weekly initial unemployment claims, as tracked by the US DOL, declined from record levels, but are still much higher than pre-pandemic levels and have leveled off at ~1.4M new claims per week.
From the BLS, we have seen downward trend in the unemployment rate (a good thing) and we can connect many of the changes back to industries that have been posting more jobs in the weeks prior.
Sources: Greenwich.HR / One Model

Jobs by Industry

Hiring demand is picking up across a range of industries, especially over the month of July.

All industries fell sharply as a group in mid-March and then began to diverge a couple weeks later.
State and corporate policies were adjusted in May and June, allowing reopenings which drove Retail and Hospitahiring above pre-covid levels for the first time.
Hospitality, initially the industry hit hardest, has shown notable improvement in hiring demand but remains weak.
Communications and Entertainment industries have continued to show weakness, hovering around -50% since late March with no notable signs of recovery.
Several other industries indicate steady progress since early June. Transportation, Construction, Healthcare, Services, Retail and Wholesale are all within 15% of pre-pandemic job posting activity.
Sources: Greenwich.HR / One Model
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Jobs by State

Hiring demand across all four regions have been tracking similarly at the region leve, but job posting activity at the state level has substantial variation.

Hiring demand in a growing minority of states is approaching pre-pandemic levels (about one third of states are within 20% of pre-pandemic hiring levels).
Texas and Florida have continued to show increased job posting activity despite the increase in infections in those states. This could change if stay-at-home orders are issued.
State-level unemployment claims have dropped but have been running several weeks around 1.4 million new claims. The South and West are the primary contributors to these figures, espcially given the impacts in large states such as Florida, Texas, and California.
Sources: Greenwich.HR / One Model
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Jobs by Family

The greatest divergence is seen across job families – the types of jobs companies are hiring.

IT remains the most impacted job family, consistently below -80% of March 1 levels. A deeper analysis confirmed that a significant portion of large firms have stopped hiring new full time IT positions entirely. Given there is not a corresponding drop in employment levels, this may represent a slowdown in churn in the market and also may indicate structural changes toward independent contractors.
Skilled Trades and Security roles have been increasing over June and July, while Hospitality Staff roles have slid downward after strong recovery through June.
Sources: Greenwich.HR / One Model
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