Glassdoor’s April Job Market Report

Glassdoor’s April Job Market Report

The inaugural April 2019 Job Market Report reveals that both job openings and pay growth remain slow but steady. Right now, there are nearly 5.6 million open online jobs in the U.S., down just 0.4 percent from one year ago (April 2018), while pay is up 1.4 percent year-over-year, with the average U.S. full-time worker now earning a median base pay of $52,807. In terms of job growth, this month’s 5.6 million job openings figure is down from an all-time high of 5.8 million open online jobs from October 2018 and represents the continuation of steady, but slow, job growth thus far in 2019. Among the ten metros tracked in the Job Market Report, growth among job openings remains mixed. Atlanta saw the biggest job growth (120,531 job openings, up 7.9 percent year-over-year growth) while wages grew 2.2 percent ($54,829median base pay). Meanwhile, Houston saw the biggest decline in job growth (91,853 job openings, down 5.1 percent year-over-year) while wages declined 0.6 percent