Each month, the New York City metro area consistently outnumbers all other metros in hiring demand. In March, there were more than 437,000 ads available online in the greater New York area. (Los Angeles was in 2nd place with about 258,000 ads.) This ad volume represents a 1% decline in demand compared to March of 2012. Approximately 89% of available job ads during March were posted by employers, whereas staffing firms and recruiting agencies only accounted for about 11% of ads.
Hiring Demand in New York City Metro Area – 4 Year Hiring Trend
Below are the 10 industries that had the most jobs advertised online during March. 8 of these experienced year-over-year declines in demand. Only limited service restaurants and securities brokerages saw increases, both with over 40% more jobs this March than last year. General medical and surgical hospitals, which is the industry with the most ads across the US, had the largest decline compared to 2012. There were 47% fewer ads in March for the New York City area than appeared online last year.
Industries with the Most Hiring Demand in New York City – March 2013 vs. March 2012
IT, and specifically Web Development, was the most in-demand field in New York during March. This is not too surprising, considering the growth of tech in the New York area. Sales occupations were the second most commonly advertised field.
Source: WANTED Analytics