Life in the U.S. is changing at a rapid pace as the country responds to the COVID-19 crisis. Many jobs are being lost, but hiring has not come to a standstill.
Emsi—a labor market analytics firm—has created a job posting dashboard that makes labor market data available in real time. With so much uncertainty in the workplace, the dashboard is a tool to help users obtain current information.
The dashboard tracks job posting trends by day, week, and month and compares the information to 2019 averages. The data can be filtered by region, industry, company, job, and skill.
The data helps educators, businesses, economic and workforce developers, and policymakers identify who is hiring, know which skills are in demand, and analyze regional economic trends.
For example, on April 1, Amazon listed 56,792 active job postings—with nearly 19,000 of them jobs in Washington state. That number is up 101 percent from the same time last year.
The top in-demand jobs are software developers/applications, stock clerks and order fillers, and laborers and freight, stock, materials movers.
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