Top 10 Industries With the Most Job Openings

Job openings are defined as positions that are open at the end of the month and can be full-time, part-time, seasonal, short-term, or permanent. They don’t include job openings where candidates are only sourced internally.

Data is from the BLS Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, which uses sampling to make estimates about larger industries. There is some variability in the data, represented in the chart overlay.

So, as an example, though JOLTS estimated that health care and social assistance had the most job openings, it’s also possible that professional and business services had more openings due to potential sampling errors.

Keep reading for a more detailed look at the hiring landscape in each of these industries.

 10 Industries With the Most Job Openings  

#10. Construction Associated Builders and Contractors in February 2022 predicted the need for 650,000 additional workers over the year to meet labor demand in the field .

That’s on top of the normal pace of hiring. In a statement, the president of the industry group, Michael Bellaman, pointed to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passed by Congress in November 2021 and stimulus from COVID-19 relief..

Skilled workers are required to modernize roads, bridges, and energy production across the country, and 3,900 new jobs are projected for each billion in additional construction spending.

The industry expects some 1.2 million construction workers to move to other industries in 2022, a loss that will likely be offset by 1.3 million workers who will enter from other industries.