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Online job ads in December up 3.9 percent from last year

But the monthly total of online job ads is down 0.5 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 December 2022, the yearly comparison of online job ads is 101,036, up 3.9 percent from December 2021. The monthly total of online job ads for December 2022 is down 0.5 percent versus the previous month with a decrease of 506 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 and Manufacturing, with 15,915 ads placed for those occupations in December.

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-eight percent of job ads have salaries of $75,000 and above; 22 percent have salaries in the $50-75,000 range; 18 percent have salaries in the $35-49,000 range; and 32 percent have salaries of $35,000 or under.

The top two employers posting the most online ads in December were Huntsville Hospital with 1,408 and UAB Health System with 1,200. The rest of the top 10 were: Walmart/Sam’s (840), University of Alabama at Birmingham (789), Auburn University (592), Baptist Health (562), Regions (540), Brookwood Baptist Health (522), Grandview Medical Center (521), and Walgreens (466).

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