Job ads continued to rebound with a strong third week in May. While some occupation groups have returned or surpassed pre-COVID peaks, some lag behind, especially many art, entertainment, and recreation workers.
Some good news at last—as many states have moved to open up their economies, new job ads took a large stride in the positive direction, with clear increases across most occupation groups.
As many states begin to open up, job postings from business are on the rise. In addition to food service and retail jobs, both office-related and engineering positions have seen a pronounced upturn.