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Online job ads in September up 18.7 percent from last year

The monthly total of online job ads for September 2022 is down 8.1 percent versus the previous month.


Data collected and analyzed by the Alabama Department of Labor’s Labor Market Information (LMI) Division shows that as of September 2022, the yearly comparison of online job ads is 107,319, up 18.7 percent from September 2021. The monthly total of online job ads for September 2022 is down 8.1 percent versus the previous month with a decrease of 9,464 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, and Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers, with 15,599 ads placed for those occupations in September.

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-five percent of job ads have salaries of $75,000 and above; 22 percent have salaries in the $50-75,000 range; 20 percent have salaries in the $35-49,000 range; and 33 percent have salaries of $35,000 or under.

The top two employers posting the most online ads in September were Huntsville Hospital with 1,516 and UAB Health System with 1,328. The rest of the top 10 were: Walmart/Sam’s (1,036), Encompass Health (829), Regions (639), Baptist Health (589), University of Alabama at Birmingham (566), Lowes (531), Auburn University (461), and University of Alabama (456).

This month’s HWOL Occupation Focus is Human Resources Specialists.

Employees in this occupation recruit, screen, interview, and place individuals within an organization. Human Resources Specialists may also address employee relations issues, such as harassment allegations, work complaints, or other employee concerns. Typically this occupation requires a bachelor’s degree. The advertised median salary for Human Resources Specialists is $44,931. This occupation has Average Annual Openings of 610 statewide in Alabama

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