Online job ads in December are up 3.9% from last year

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The Alabama Department of Labor reported that data collected and analyzed by their Labor Market Information (LMI) Division shows that as of December 2022, the yearly comparison of online job ads is 101,036, up 3.9% from December 2021. However, the monthly total of online job ads for December 2022 is down 0.5% from November, with a decrease of 506 online ads.

The five occupations with the most online job ads are for registered nurses, retail salespersons, supervisors of retail sales workers, customer service representatives, sales reps, and wholesale and manufacturing, with 15,915 ads placed for those occupations in December.

The HWOL data is compiled from all online job postings in the state, including those posted on the state’s free online jobs database,, and other sources, such as traditional job boards, corporate boards, and social media sites.

Twenty-eight percent of job ads have salaries of $75,000 and above; 22% have salaries in the $50-75,000 range; 18% have salaries in the $35-49,000 range; and 32% have salaries of $35,000 or under.

The top two employers posting the most online ads in December were Huntsville Hospital, with 1,408 job ads, and UAB Health System, with 1,200 positions posted. The rest of the top 10 were: Walmart/Sam’s with 840, University of Alabama at Birmingham with 789, Auburn University with 592, Baptist Health with 562, Regions with 540 jobs posted, Brookwood Baptist Health with 522, Grandview Medical Center with 521, and Walgreens with 466 job ads posted.

The Department of Labor is focusing this month on Information Security Analysts. Those employed in this occupation are expected to plan, implement, upgrade, or monitor security measures to protect computer networks and information, assess system vulnerabilities for security risks, and propose and implement risk mitigation strategies. They may also ensure appropriate security controls are in place that will safeguard digital files and vital electronic infrastructure and respond to computer security breaches and viruses.

Typically, this occupation requires a Bachelor’s Degree and a considerable amount of work-related skills, knowledge, or experience. The advertised median salary for Information Security Analysts in Alabama is $91,934. This occupation has 220 annual total openings in Alabama.

There are numerous jobs available in the state, with unemployment at just 2.8%. This is an excellent environment for job seekers or those seeking to change careers, as well as Alabamians considering reentering the workforce.

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