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CareerBuilder | December 8, 2020

CareerBuilder Hiring Data Series

And tips to get hired quickly.

Unemployment is still inching down for every major demographic group, but significantly less than earlier months this year. Keep reading to learn more about industries that are hiring and jobs available now.

  • Overall unemployment: 6.7 percent (down from 6.9 percent last month)
  • Unemployment by demographic groups:
    • Women - 6.1 percent
    • Men - 6.7 percent
    • White workers - 5.9 percent
    • Asian workers - 6.7 percent
    • Hispanic workers - 8.4 percent
    • Black workers - 10.3 percent
  • Temporary layoffs decreased to 2.8 million, which is much lower than the high of 18.1 million in April but is 2 million higher than in pre-pandemic February.
  • Permanent job losses remained mostly the same at 3.7 million, which is 2.5 million higher than in February.
  • Long-term unemployed (those jobless for 27 weeks or more) increased by 385,000 to 3.9 million, accounting for 36.9 percent of the total unemployed/
  • Teleworking increased slightly, up to 21.8 percent (from 21.2 percent last month).
  • And finally, 14.8 million people reported they were unable to work because their employer closed or lost business due to the pandemic—that is, they did not work at all or worked fewer hours at some point in the last four weeks due to the pandemic.
  • Be flexible in the types of opportunities you’re considering. For example, restaurant servers or hospitality workers can bring important customer service skills to in-demand roles in call centers or retail salesperson jobs during the holiday season — communication, managing wait times and long lines, and attention to sanitation guidelines will be key. CareerBuilder skills-based matching capabilities really benefit job seekers who are looking for opportunities that align with their skill set. Expand your search and be open to a broader set of possibilities by focusing on your skills instead of a pre-determined career path.

Companies hiring include:

UPS jobs

C.R. England jobs

Walmart jobs

Shipt jobs

Lowe's jobs

The top most available jobs include:

Registered nurse jobs

Software developer jobs

Retail supervisor jobs

Customer service representative jobs

Light truck or delivery services driver

Personal care aide

Marketing manager

Laborer and freight, stock and material mover

Top industries hiring now:

Administrative jobs

Waste management jobs

Retail jobs

Healthcare jobs

Transportation jobs

Warehouse jobs

Manufacturing jobs

Food services

Finance jobs

Insurance jobs