04/22/2022 Nic Gustafson

Monthly Jobs Recap: March 2022

Job listings monthly graph by LinkUp

Job stats for March

With more job listings across the majority of areas, occupations, and industries last month, the first quarter of 2022 in the U.S. ended on a green note. Active job listings grew by 3.7% in March, a higher rate of growth than in previous months. All states saw strong job demand growth to end the quarter, with 26% of states seeing job listings increase more than 5%.

Job listings map by month

In March, job listings also increased by more than 5% at 52% of occupations. Occupations with the largest increase in job listings: Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations (+9.9%); Educational Instruction and Library Occupations (9.2%); and Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations (8.2%). 

Occupations with decreasing job listings: Personal Care and Service (-8.9%); Food Preparation and Serving Related (-2.1%); and Management (-0.1%).

A substantial 89% of industries increased their job listing last month, and at higher rates of growth too—with 47% of industries increasing listings by over 5% compared to the previous month.

Industries feeling the largest swell in open positions lately: Management of Companies and Enterprises (+12.7%) and Real Estate and Rental and Leasing (+11.3%). In fact, the only industries with a decline in listings were Accommodation and Food Services (-2.4%), and Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services (-0.1%). 

See our recently released Q1 2022 Economic Indicator Report for more recent data details.


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