September 2021

Gartner TalentNeuron™ Labor Market Trends Report

Data insights to guide short- and long-term workforce planning in today’s tight and volatile labor market

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    Insights from this month’s labor market data

    The U.S. saw gains from July to August in active job postings, reaching nearly 30% above the prepandemic job posting levels in early 2020. The U.K. and Australia saw drops, while Singapore and Brazil saw major gains. 

    Top trends from this month’s report:

    • The U.S. monthly active job posting level increased by 7.2% from July to August and saw a year-over-year increase at 32.8% in August 2021.
    • Among skills, programming saw the largest demand volume in the U.S., India and Germany.
    • Software application developers saw the largest demand volume in August in India and Germany, continuing the momentum seen in July. 

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    About the labor market trends report

    This report, based on real-time labor market data powered by Gartner TalentNeuron™, showcases the latest data points around hiring trends, job activity and skill needs to help HR executives better understand the state of the labor market today and where it will be heading tomorrow.

    Each month, we detail: 

    • The occupations seeing the highest-demand gains and losses
    • Hiring trends across 11 countries (U.S., U.K., Canada, Italy, Singapore, India, Japan, Brazil, France, Germany and Russia)
    • The industries across countries being impacted most by the pandemic