CareerBuilder Study Spotlights Cities, Industries With Most Job Growth

Chicago — Oct. 24

Which industries and locations are producing the most job growth post-recession? Which occupations are re-emerging after significant elimination of jobs during the recession?

CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists (EMSI) answer these questions with a new study tracking labor trends in the U.S. The study used EMSI’s labor market database, which pulls from more than 90 national and state employment resources and includes detailed information on employees and self-employed workers.

The following is a list of industries where job growth has increased by double digits with an addition of at least 20,000 jobs from 2010 to 2012:

• Internet publishing and broadcasting and Web search portals — 28,333 jobs added since 2010, signifying 30 percent growth.
• Drilling oil and gas wells — 21,970 jobs added, up 29 percent.
• Electronic shopping — 25,327 jobs added, up 23 percent.
• Crude petroleum and natural gas extraction — 32,715 jobs added, up 21 percent.
• Temporary help services — 438,116 jobs added, up 21 percent.
• Machine shops — 44,754 jobs added, up 18 percent.
• Marketing consulting services — 27,113 jobs added, up 13 percent.
• Computer systems design services — 88,740 jobs added, up 12 percent.
• Specialized freight (except used goods) trucking, local — 22,936 jobs added, up 11 percent.
• Home health care services — 116,360 jobs added, up 10 percent.

The 10 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) out of the most populous metros with the most job growth from 2010 to 2012 are:

• San Jose, Calif. (includes Sunnyvale and Santa Clara) — 63,290 jobs added since 2010, signifying 7 percent growth.
• Houston (includes Sugar Land and Baytown) — 165,969 jobs added, up 6 percent.
• Austin, Texas (includes Round Rock and San Marcos) — 49,131 jobs added, up 6 percent.
• Detroit (includes Warren and Livonia) — 92,407 jobs added, up 5 percent.
• Salt Lake City — 34,137 jobs added, up 5 percent.
• Oklahoma City, Okla. — 28,992 jobs added, up 5 percent.
• Raleigh, N.C. (includes Cary) — 24,725 jobs added, up 5 percent.
• Dallas (includes Forth Worth and Arlington) — 128,644 jobs added, up 4 percent.
• San Francisco (includes Oakland and Fremont) — 84,014 jobs added, up 4 percent.
• Phoenix (includes Mesa and Glendale) — 81,606 jobs added, up 4 percent.

In most states, production occupations are rallying after major job losses during the recession. The resurgence is seen most among computer-controlled machine tool operators, an occupation with more workers now than in 2007. However, machinists, engine assemblers and other production jobs are getting close to pre-recession employment levels.

• Metal-refining furnace operators and tenders — jobs declined 16 percent from 2007 to 2009, and then increased 16 percent from 2010 to 2012.
• Computer-controlled machine tool operators, metal and plastic — jobs declined 13 percent from 2007 to 2009, and then increased 14 percent from 2010 to 2012.
• Pourers and casters, metal — jobs declined 23 percent from 2007 to 2009, and then increased 13 percent from 2010 to 2012.
• Engine and other machine assemblers — jobs declined 16 percent from 2007 to 2009, and then increased 13 percent from 2010 to 2012.

Source: CareerBuilder