Did you know there is a difference between job postings and job openings?

Job postings versus job openings? They sound very similar, but here’s the difference.

  • Job postings can represent the ceiling of demand for a job in the region but only if employers are actively advertising online.
  • Job openings take a fairly conservative approach to demand, accounting for job growth and estimating replacement needs for workers who change careers or retire.

It’s likely that the true demand for a job is somewhere between job postings and openings.

Job Postings Data
For the month of July, the FM MSA had 12,074 job postings.

Here are the top 8 posted jobs in our metro:

  1. Registered Nurses
  2. Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
  3. Software Developers and Software Quality Assurance Analysts and Testers
  4. Customer Service Representatives
  5. Computer Occupations, All Other
  6. Retail Salespersons
  7. Stockers and Order Fillers
  8. Marketing Managers


Data attributed to: Emsi www.economicmodeling.com

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