FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 23, 2022
ONLINE JOB ADS IN MAY UP 18.6% FROM MAY LAST YEAR
Registered Nurses, Retail Salespersons, and Retail Supervisors are the top jobs in May.
MONTGOMERY - Data collected and analyzed by the Alabama Department of Labor’s Labor Market Information (LMI) Division shows that as of May 2022, the yearly comparison of online job ads is 104,746, up 18.6% from May 2021. The monthly total of online job ads for May 2022 is down -1.4% with 36,722 new online ads.
The five occupations with the most online job ads are for registered nurses, software developers, heavy &tractor-trailer truck drivers, retail salespersons, and sales representatives with 16,285 ads placed for those occupations in May.
The HWOL data is compiled from all online job postings in the state, including those posted on the state’s free online jobs database, AlabamaWorks.alabama.gov, and other sources, such as traditional job boards, corporate boards, and social media sites.
Twenty seven percent of job ads have salaries of $75,000 and above; 21% have salaries in the $50-75,000 range; 17% have salaries in the $35-49,000 range; and 35% have salaries of $35,000 or under.
The top two employers posting the most online ads in May were UAB Health System with 1,476 and Walmart/Sam’s with 1,422. The rest of the top 10 were: Huntsville Hospital (1,376), Baptist Health (738), Encompass Health (696), University of Alabama at Birmingham (588), University of Alabama (555), Auburn University (498), Regions (496), and USA Health System (494).
This month's HWOL Occupation Focus is Insurance
This occupation sells various types of insurance policies to businesses and individuals on behalf of insurance companies, including automobile, fire, life, property, medical and dental insurance, or specialized policies, such as marine, farm/crop, and medical malpractice. Insurance Sales Agents may also customize financial products or services to meet customer needs and explain financial information to customers. These occupations typically require a four-year bachelor's degree and usually need several years of work experience and related on-the-job experience. The advertised median salary for Insurance Sales Agents is $45,960.This occupation has Average Annual Openings of 705 statewide in Alabama.
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