So the action is hottest in:
- Professional and Business Services (1,071,000 openings in November 2015)
- Healthcare and Social Assistance (940,000)
- Accommodations and food services (627,000)
The professional/business services category covers a pretty wide range of workers, so before you infer that we’re hiring huge numbers of doctors, lawyers, and high-powered management consultants, note that the median weekly wage for this sector is $915.
Note also that Federal job openings growth (black square) is pretty low in both rate and magnitude. On the other hand, state and local governments – at least collectively – are the fifth largest source of openings (green triangle).