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Job Posting Data for April 2013

The chart shows job posting data by category shows insight in to aggregate micro economic thinking by companies to predict the direction and focus of companies and the economy. Especially in light of the new health care regulations and liabilities, job postings are significant because of the due diligence and approvals a corporate manager must go through to get a job position approved for posting. Now more than ever, a posted job and the kind of job information is actionable data for all economists and investors to consider in the overall direction of economic data.md purchased istock financial plannning meeting

Analysis of Job Posting Data

The saying of “Nothing happens until someone sales something”, is more true than one may think. It appears this is another example of managers using sales internal growth data as a metric or catalyst to begin or hold off on other capital or backlogged projects. Sales title growth with less growth other job titles shows that companies are hopeful growth will come but they are hedging their bets. Hiring for traditional job titles will not start until the sales materialize until solid sales numbers and cash flow begin in most cases. On the other hand, sales jobs can be a leading indicator of the beginning of the start of the hiring of other job titles.

Trouble on the Horizon

Per below, the percentage of sales titles is as high as my 5 year data has shown. The overall sales category is made up of the sub categories of: sales, customer service, marketing, business development, and retail.

Date of Postings / % by Category4/2/2013% of Jobs12/26/2012% of Jobs7/22/2012% of Jobs
Scorce: Careerbuilder.com
Total Jobs Posted 402,880 100% 781,308 100% 251,169 100%
Sales related * 191,235 157,004 - 131,317 -
% Sales Related Jobs *52.5%20.1%52.3%
Sales (79430) * 89,191 22.1% 75,390 9.6% 79,430 31.6%
Customer Service (24368) * 37,149 9.2% 44,501 5.7% 24,368 9.7%
Management (19368) 41,219 10.2% 78,358 10.0% 19,368 7.7%
Retail (18006) * 26,076 6.5% 25,540 3.3% 18,006 7.2%
Business Development (16768) * 21,300 5.3% 18,738 2.4% 16,768 6.7%
Marketing (10571) * 17,519 4.3% 18,375 2.4% 10,751 4.3%
Entry Level (10295) 16,492 4.1% 18,288 2.3% 10,295 4.1%
Insurance (9571) 10,927 2.7% 15,843 2.0% 9,571 3.8%
Automotive (6883) 10,927 2.7% 10,976 1.4% 6,883 2.7%
Consultant (6541) 7,765 1.9% 9,704 1.2% 6,541 2.6%
Finance (5341) 14,908 3.7% 31,949 4.1% 5,341 2.1%
Admin - Clerical (3181) 7,377 1.8% 19,469 2.5% 3,181 1.3%
General Business (3038) 4,519 1.1% 8,869 1.1% 3,038 1.2%
Professional Services (2954) 6,872 1.7% 18,223 2.3% 2,954 1.2%
Accounting (2746) 8,644 2.1% 27,435 3.5% 2,746 1.1%
Skilled Labor - Trades (2617) 5,682 1.4% 28,919 3.7% 2,617 1.0%
Banking (2602) 6,438 1.6% 12,787 1.6% 2,602 1.0%
Business Opportunity (2473) 2,408 0.6%-0.0% 2,473 1.0%
Health Care (2243) 4,995 1.2% 58,283 7.5% 2,243 0.9%
Training (2193) 4,248 1.1% 9,074 1.2% 2,193 0.9%
Information Technology (1798) 6,459 1.6% 41,776 5.3% 1,798 0.7%
Human Resources (1649) 2,919 0.7% 7,651 1.0% 1,649 0.7%
Installation - Maint -... (1476) 2,284 0.6% 10,251 1.3% 1,476 0.6%
Real Estate (1437) 2,657 0.7%-0.0% 1,437 0.6%
Engineering (1391) 5,714 1.4% 28,719 3.7% 1,391 0.6%
Telecommunications (1269) 2,031 0.5%-0.0% 1,269 0.5%
Bus Opportunity 2,408 0.6%-0.0% 1,248 0.5%
Education (1013) 2,073 0.5% 8,465 1.1% 1,013 0.4%
Other (957) 5,972 1.5% 20,339 2.6%9570.4%
Pharmaceutical (954) 1,254 0.3%-0.0%9540.4%
Design (870) 3,579 0.9% 12,154 1.6%8700.3%
Transportation (848) 2,038 0.5% 14,940 1.9%8480.3%
Legal (774)-0.0% 5,086 0.7%7740.3%
Manufacturing (693) 3,139 0.8% 17,070 2.2%6930.3%
Executive (678) 1,268 0.3%-0.0%6780.3%
Restaurant - Food... (652) 4,754 1.2% 9,587 1.2%6520.3%
General Labor (561) 1,529 0.4% 5,923 0.8%5610.2%
Construction (539) 1,261 0.3% 4,100 0.5%5390.2%
Strategy - Planning (517)-0.0% 7,768 1.0%5170.2%
Media - Journalism -... (476) 2,010 0.5%-0.0%4760.2%
Nurse (27664)-0.0% 27,664 3.5%0.0%
QA Quality Control (8224)-0.0% 8,224 1.1%0.0%
Warehouse (6672) 1,812 0.4% 6,672 0.9%0.0%
Hospitality/Hotel (5022) 3,063 0.8% 5,022 0.6%0.0%
Science (4840)-0.0% 4,840 0.6%0.0%
Facilities (4336)-0.0% 4,336 0.6%0.0%
Total Jobs 402,880 100% 781,308 100% 251,169 100%
Sales related * 191,235 157,004 131,317
% Sales Related Jobs *52.5%20.1%52.3%
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