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Jobs came back in May – and this is where they are

CareerBuilder | June 12, 2020

COVID-19 Data by CareerBuilder

Every week, CareerBuilder shares real-time hiring data to provide insight into the coronavirus employment landscape.

As coronavirus cases declined in some states, and public health restrictions eased and allowed businesses to re-open, the job market started to bounce back - even if mildly. There are still jobs out there and companies continue to hire.

Here's what job seekers need to know about the May 2020 jobs report - and who's hiring near you.

Data overview

  • The unemployment rate declined from 14.7% to 13.3%
  • Unemployment rates by demographics: whites (12.4%), Asians (15%), Blacks (16.8%), Hispanics (17.6%)
  • Temporary layoff decreased from 18 million to 15.3 million
  • Permanent job losers increased from 2.05 million to 2.3 million
  • 70.8% of the total unemployed have been jobless 5 to 14 weeks

Top companies hiring now

Employers with the most jobs open include CRST International, Amazon, Assurance IQ, Home Instead and Army National Guard, among others.

What are employers looking for in this job market? Diverse candidates with unique skills, not just a list of job titles - as well as temporary workers.

Many industries are seeing an increase in job postings, with these three at top:

Other industries on the rise: education and health services, healthcare, retail, manufacturing, professional and business services, finance, wholesale trade, couriers and messengers, transit, and ground passenger transportation.

To find an in-demand job near you, check out the CareerBuilder coronavirus job support center.