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Online job ads increased 4.8 percent in May

May’s monthly total was 130 percent higher than it was in May 2020.

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The number of online ads for jobs in the state increased 4.8 percent from April to May, according to the Alabama Department of Labor.

ADOL’s Labor Market Information Division found that May’s monthly total was 130 percent higher than it was in May 2020, with 24,794 new ads posted last month.

The yearly total as of May was 89,105.

The five occupations with the most online postings were registered nurses, retail salespersons, sales representatives, customer service representatives and truck drivers.

The top three employers posting job opportunities online in April were the University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System, UAB and the University of South Alabama.

Of the ads analyzed, 56 percent have salaries of $35,000 or less; 20 percent have salaries between $35-49,000; 13 percent between $50-75,000; and 11 percent have salaries of $75,000 or more.

Micah Danney is a former reporter at the Alabama Political Reporter.

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