Monday, June 24, 2024

New study ranks Louisiana as fastest growing job opportunities

by BIZ Magazine

New research has revealed the states with the most job opportunities in the USA, with Louisiana having the most opportunities. 

The study, conducted by job hunting experts at Lensa, looked at the number of vacancies in industries across the USA in 2021 and 2022 to determine the states with the most vacancies, as well as how the number of vacancies increased year on year

Louisiana ranks first place as the US state growing with the most job opportunities. Dubbed the ‘pelican state’, Louisiana saw an increase of 31.39% in its rate of job openings, going from 137,000 available jobs to 180,000 in one year. 

The study also looked at the most desired industries in the USA. 

The education and health services industry tops the list as the sector with the most job vacancies in the United States. As of November 2022, there were approximately over 2 million jobs available in this industry. 

There is no denying that the US has seen strong job growth over the last few years. What’s more, the professional and business services sector has aided this growth as it is one of the largest private-sector employers among office-based industries. Hence, it is no surprise that this industry follows closely behind in second place. This sector had a total of 2,026,000 job vacancies towards the end of 2022. 

Health care and social assistance ranks in third place, with a total of 1,937,000 job vacancies by the fourth quarter of last year. This is unsurprising as this sector has proven to be one of the most desired globally. 

The full study can be viewed here: https://lensa.com/insights/the-skills-gap-report-us-vs-uk/.

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