The unique circumstances of 2020 shaped the labor market trends significantly. A look at the top-performing roles in 2020 reflect the realities of a shift to online commerce and a continued reliance on skilled IT roles, while sharp decreases in new job postings in December reflect the continued volatility of the job market as COVID-19 cases rise again.
Key take-aways from the data include:
- U.S. job demand remains flat over December, still 17% below pre-COVID levels.
- Labor, healthcare and IT-related roles saw the strongest demand recovery in 2020.
- Of the 10 countries tracked, only Singapore has exceeded job posting levels pre-COVID-19, reflecting the continue impact of the pandemic on the job market.