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November online job ads fall from 2021 highs

Online job ads in November were down 6.8 percent compared to last year.


Data collected and analyzed by the Alabama Department of Labor’s Labor Market Information Division show that as of November 2022, the yearly comparison of online job ads is 101,757, up 5.3 percent from November 2021. The monthly total of online job ads for November 2022 is down 6.8 percent versus the previous month with a decrease of 7,475 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 Sales Reps, Wholesale & Manufacturingwith 15,655 ads placed for those occupations in November.

via the Alabama Department of Labor

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-seven percent of job ads have salaries of $75,000 and above; 23 percent have salaries in the $50-75,000 range; 19 percent have salaries in the $35-49,000 range; and 31 percent have salaries of $35,000 or under.

The top two employers posting the most online ads in November were Huntsville Hospital with 1,404 and UAB Health System with 1,209. The rest of the top 10 were: University of Alabama at Birmingham (958), Walmart/Sam’s (689), Encompass Health (676), Baptist Health (627), Auburn University (618), Regions (571), Lowe’s (521), and University of Alabama (508).

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