July 2011: U.S. Job Growth Declines AgainJuly 2011: U.S. Job Growth Declines Again
Hiring Activity Drops in July
- CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index July 2011
- July Hiring Overall
- July Hiring by Job Title
- July Hiring by City
- July Hiring by Region
The job market continues to struggle as employment activity dropped 2.1 points from June to July, according to the CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index. The index fell to 98.2 points in July, which is the first time it has been below 100 points since last year. On the bright side, hiring activity is still 20 points ahead of levels seen in July, 2009.
How do we determine these numbers?
The CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index calculates the number of available managerial job openings each month by surveying wide range of local and national job boards across the U.S, with all results hand-counted and checked for duplication by a team of researchers. What does an overall Index score of 98.2 for July 2011 mean? The Index measures employment activity against a base score of 100, which represents the volume of job openings during the same period in 2007. A score higher than 100 means that there are more available jobs than in 2007, while one below 100 means that job seekers now have fewer opportunities available. Over the past 43 months, the CareerCast.com/JobSerf Index is lower at 98.2 than in July of 2007.
- USA Hiring Index Table, Jan 2008 - July 2011:
|Index Month||Index Score||Monthly Change|
Summer continues to see sluggish hiring levels across the nation as the CareerCast.com/JobSerf Employment Index dropped 2.1 points to 98.2. While overall hiring is up 20-points from 2009, this July fell 8.7 points below employment levels for 2010. This is the first negative dip in year-over-year employment activity in 20-months.
Continue to the July 2011 Regional Hiring Report
July 2011: Employment Activity by U.S. RegionJuly 2011: Employment Activity by U.S. Region CareerCast.com Mon, 07/25/2011 - 12:08
July 2011: Employment Activity by Job TitleJuly 2011: Employment Activity by Job Title CareerCast.com Mon, 07/25/2011 - 12:17
July 2011: The 10 Best (and Worst) Cities for Finding a JobJuly 2011: The 10 Best (and Worst) Cities for Finding a Job
Employment activity from city to city continues to bounce around like the thermometer in between seasons. Gains in employment activity seen one month then lead to big drops the next for many of our cities and vice versa. In July, Detroit (14%), Seattle (12%) and Phoenix (11%) all saw double-digit percentage gains in employment activity after huge drops in June. Los Angeles (-15%), Miami (-11%), Louisville (-8%) and Riverside (-8%) all slid in employment numbers. The gains that Los Angeles and Miami saw in June dropped these cities down our list by four ranks each.
To determine the cities with the 10 best and worst job markets each month, the CareerCast.com/JobSerf Index surveys 30 different major metro areas across the U.S. for per capita job availability. Rather than simply reporting the cities with the most and least jobs, the Index measures the number of job openings relative to population. This gives a more complete picture of how easy (or difficult) it is to get a new job in each metro area.
Want to know where the jobs are? These metro areas made up the 10 best cities to find a job in July: