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Finance jobs in Connecticut burgeon

Posted on May 1, 2013

The number of finance jobs in Connecticut has climbed according to a recent study released by a job board.

Simply Hired reported that for the tenth time in 12 months the U.S. has experienced growth in job openings. In April, job openings were up 6.2% month-over-month and 40.9% year-over-year.

Job openings increased in all 50 major metros in April with Greenville, SC (9.2%), Portland, OR (9.0%), Grand Rapids, MI (8.4%) and Albuquerque, NM (8.3%) experiencing the largest gains. Moreover, the ratio of job seekers to job openings improved in 19 out of 50 (38%) metro areas, including New York, Los Angeles, Boston and Miami. None of the top 50 metro areas experienced an increase in competition.

The ratio of job seekers to job openings improved in 19 out of 50 (38%) metro areas and none of the top 50 metros saw an increase in competition.

Job openings increased in 16 out of 18 industries in April, with legal (13.6%) and financial services (13.2%) showing the largest gains. The only two industries that saw decreases during this period were agriculture (-8.9%) and government (-1.7%).

A large majority of occupation categories (20 out of 24) experienced growth in job openings in April. Architects (12.0%) and lawyers, judges and legal support (9.0%) experienced the largest amount of growth month-over-month. The largest declines in April were seen in food workers (-11.0%) and engineers (excluding computers) (-1.9%).

“Job openings increased in every major metro in April, marking the tenth time in 12 months the U.S. has seen an increase in job growth,” said James Beriker, president and CEO of Simply Hired. “We are seeing job listings increase in nearly all industries, as well as significant improvements in job competition across the country. As we move into summer, these are great signs for the economy and continued job momentum.”

The job numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics will be released later this month.