Austin Job Postings Report July 2020

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Austin - Round Rock - San Marcos MSA
(June 14, 2020 - July 13, 2020)
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Insights

Due to a comprehensive revision of the HWOL Index and HWOL Data Series, there will be changes in the volume as a result of this revision. The majority of the change in volume was caused by the removal of the bulk of the anonymous ads. Please note that the HWOL Data Series has been revised back to January 2015.

  • Job Postings measured in this report refers to the employers who are actively advertising online, it is not a representation of Job Openings, which measures all positions that are open (not filled) on the last business day of the month.

  • There were approximately 52,200 Available Job Postings during the July 2020 monthly reporting period, an increase of approximately 4,600 postings compared to the previous month. New Job Postings also increased by 3,800 to 25,600 when compared to June 2020.

  • 18 percent or about 9,700 of the Available Job Postings during the July reporting period fell under Computer and Mathematical Occupations. There were 4,100 New Job Postings for Computer and Mathematical Occupations in July.

  • According to the Texas Workforce Commission, the Austin MSA reported an unemployment rate of 7.5% or 90,900 unemployed in June 2020, an decrease of 42,300 people unemployed when compared to the previous month of May 2020. When compared to June 2019, there are 56,200 more people unemployed this June. The unemployment rate was 11.4% or 133,200 unemployed in May 2020. The current civilian labor force for the Austin MSA in June 2020 is 1,214,600, an increase of 42,550 when compared to May 2020.

  • The top 15 New Job Postings in July 2020 were for Software Developers-Applications, Sales Representatives-Wholesale and Manufacturing, Retail Salespersons, First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers, Customer Service Representatives, Managers-All Others, Registered Nurses, Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers-Including Fast Food, Maintenance and Repair Workers-General, Computer Systems Engineers/Architects, Marketing Managers, Management Analysts, Human Resource Specialists, Information Security Analysts, General and Operations Managers, Laborers and Freight-Stock and Material Movers-Hand. Employers such as The Home Depot Incorporated, HEB, The University of Texas and IBM have a greater month-to-month increase on their New Job Postings. Software Developers-Applications, Sales Representatives-Wholesale and Manufacturing, First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers, Maintenance and Repair Workers-General and Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers-Including Fast Food are the occupations that have seen a greater month-to-month increase in New Job Postings.

  • More jobs ahead. Companies have recently announced new relocation or expansion plans in the Austin MSA, representing a total of about 6,885 jobs. Tesla (Palo Alto, CA), Investex (Austin, TX), GOTHAMS (San Diego, CA), Curative (San Dimas, CA), Amazon Pflugerville Fulfillment Center (Seattle, WA), Amazon Kyle Sortation (Seattle, WA) and AgencyKPI (Los Angeles, CA) are the companies that have announced new location plans, creating 6,510 new jobs in Austin. The expansion list includes SciPlay, Hippo, Diligent Robotics, Confluent Medical, Armbrust American and A Cloud Guru.

The following job market report is designed to provide insight into current employer demands, skills and occupations in the Austin MSA.

Top Job Postings

The chart below lists the available unique ads in major occupation groups from June 14, 2020, to July 13, 2020, a mid-monthly time-frame closely associated with federal jobs numbers.

Source: The Conference Board® Burning Glass® Help Wanted OnLine™ (HWOL)

Monthly Ad Trends

The chart below shows the monthly total volume of available online ads posted in the Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos MSA from July 2015 through July 2020.

Source: The Conference Board® Burning Glass® Help Wanted OnLine™ (HWOL)

The chart below shows the monthly total volume of new online ads posted in the Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos MSA from July 2015 through July 2020.

Source: The Conference Board® Burning Glass® Help Wanted OnLine™ (HWOL)

Note: Any discrepancies to the total Available Job Postings stated above for the reference period is due to the fact that some ads are not classified to an occupational code. The data for July 2020 would be the sum of all posted ads from June 14, 2020 to July 13, 2020. This reference period is aligned to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) unemployment job search time period to provide a more accurate comparison of labor supply and labor demand.

Top 25 Job Postings and Annual Median Wage

The chart below lists the top 25 unique Available Job Postings in the Austin–Round Rock–San Marcos MSA from June 14, 2020 to July 13, 2020.

Source: The Conference Board® Burning Glass® Help Wanted OnLine™ (HWOL) and Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2019

*The annual median wage under Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations in the Austin MSA is $23,690.

Top 10 Tech Job Postings and Annual Median Wages

The chart below lists the top 10 unique Available Job Postings for Computer and Mathematical Occupations in the Austin–Round Rock–San Marcos MSA from June 14, 2020 to July 13, 2020.

Source: The Conference Board® Burning Glass® Help Wanted OnLine™ (HWOL)
and Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2019

Top 10 Healthcare Job Postings and Annual Median Wages

The chart below lists the top 10 unique Available Job Postings for Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations in the Austin–Round Rock–San Marcos MSA from June 14, 2020 to July 13, 2020.

Source: The Conference Board® Burning Glass® Help Wanted OnLine™ (HWOL) and Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2019

Top 25 Skills in Greatest Demand

The chart below lists the top 25 skills in greatest demand for the Available Job Postings in the Austin–Round Rock–San Marcos MSA from June 14, 2020 to July 13, 2020.

Source: The Conference Board® Burning Glass® Help Wanted OnLine™ (HWOL)

Skills in Greatest Demand provides a real-time view of skills in demand by employers.

Top 25 Certifications in Greatest Demand

The chart below lists the top 25 certifications in greatest demand for the Available Job Postings in the Austin–Round Rock–San Marcos MSA from June 14, 2020 to July 13, 2020.

Source: The Conference Board® Burning Glass® Help Wanted OnLine™ (HWOL)

Certifications in Greatest Demand provides a real-time view of certifications in demand by employers.

Top 25 Employers

The chart below lists the top 25 employers in the Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos MSA that posted Available Unique Ads from June 14, 2020 to July 13, 2020.

Source: The Conference Board® Burning Glass® Help Wanted OnLine™ (HWOL)


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