Monthly Hiring Report

by DIVERSANT on October 13, 2017

October Hiring Report

The October Monthly Hiring Report has arrived. As expected after effects from Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a job change of (-33,000) for September. Unemployment is a 4.2%, slightly lower than the previous month. Majority job declines were in leisure and hospitality (-111,000), and information (-9,000). Job gains were led by education and health services, 27,000, professional and business services, 13,000, and financial activities, 10,000.

The tech skill that’s in high demand this month is Database Administrators with 111,381 job postings. Career Builder reports an estimated 25,222 candidates are actively seeking jobs in this area. If your company is having a difficult time finding Database Administrators, contact one of our local offices for support with your IT talent needs.

About this report: This review provides insights to the job market in terms of unemployment rate, job gains, and job losses in specific industries. With IT talent in high demand, we will highlight a different skill set each month along with the expected compensation and an overview of how easy, or difficult, it may be to find quality talent for the role.


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