Ohio Job Postings Down 20,000 in May; Retail Supervisors in Demand

COLUMBUS, Ohio — First-line supervisors of retail sales workers and registered nurses are the most in-demand Ohio jobs, according to the latest report from Ohio Means Jobs.

The agency reports a total 251,005 openings were posted online from April 14 to May 13, a decrease of 20,636 from the previous reporting period. Still, that’s up 88,068 job postings from the same period in 2020.

Top occupations with the most area job ads were led by first-line supervisors of retail sales workers with 10,322 job postings, and registered nurses with 9,603.

Rounding out the top five occupations were heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers (8,403), retail salespersons (7,858) and software developers, applications (7,530).

Of the total posted jobs, 26.4% list a middle income salary range of $30,000 to $49,000. Upper middle income jobs ($50,000 to $79,000) comprise 24.6% of posted jobs. Entry level jobs (less than $30,000) make up 19.8% of postings, high-income jobs ($80,000 to $99,000) 9.4% and six-figure jobs 19.8%.

Most jobs posted (45.1%) require a high school diploma or GED, compared to 37% that require a bachelor’s degree, 12.8% require an associate degree, 2.2% a master’s degree and 2.8% a doctoral degree.

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Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.