Deep Dive: Taking a look at the different job trends happening in the workforce

Speed hiring, the Great Resignation -- there are a lot of different job trends worth noting.

News 12 Staff

Feb 18, 2022, 10:52 AM

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Speed hiring, the Great Resignation -- there are a lot of different job trends worth noting. In this week's Deep Dive, News 12's Kristie Reeter is taking a look at the big counties in the area to see what is happening in the workforce.
In a Deep Dive preview poll, New Jersey residents were asked: What changes have you taken in your career? A majority of people, 54%, said they found a new job.
Caleb Silver with Investopedia has the latest on unemployment.
“Well in New Jersey, you still have the third highest unemployment in the nation at 6.3%,” says Silver. “The national average is more around 4%. But the counties we track have seen some good hiring and a nice drop in unemployment, especially Hudson County, 5.2% that's much lower than it was to start the year. Bergen County, 4.6%, Monmouth County, 4.2% and Morris County ,3.7% unemployment -- below the national average."
Are we seeing speed hiring, and in what industries?
"Probably you are seeing it in the leisure and hospitality industries where the hiring has been most aggressive,” says Silver. “We have seen huge job gains across bars and restaurants we've seen those jobs jump 16.4% in the past year, that's probably where the speed hiring is because those small businesses, those restaurants need a lot of workers right now, but we are also seeing big job gains in mining and logging and transportation in New Jersey. So, probably a lot of speed hiring going on in those industries."


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