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Top Job Postings

Three of the top five posted occupations for the region saw over-the-year growth in postings, with truck driving seeing a significant 119% increase, most likely due to increased shipping volume with online retail sales surging in the lockdown periods. Although two retail-based occupations saw a significant drop-off in postings, they still have thousands of available openings.  

Occupation Unique Posting Median Advertised Salary % Change from Jan. 2021 – Feb. 2021 % Change from Feb. 2020 – Feb. 2021
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers4,318$70,59226%119%
Registered Nurses1,846$91,392(3%)41%
Retail Salespersons1,221$34,432(3%)(9%)
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