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These Jobs Are Available Today And Don’t Require Top Skills

While many jobs have been put on hold during the pandemic, there are still many positions available that require little to no specialized skills.

Revelio Labs

4/20/21

While many jobs have been put on hold during the pandemic, there are still many positions available that require little to no specialized skills.

By ranking low-skill job openings, we’re able to see the demand for these positions.

Below are the low-skill jobs with the following: (i) most current openings, (ii) their average salary, and (iii) their time-to-fill:

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Below, we see which of these low-skill jobs are most in demand in each state:

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Perhaps unsurprisingly, when postings in a state are high, the unemployment rate is low. That’s because new job openings lead to more hires, reducing unemployment:

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But matching job openings to unemployed people takes a lot of market efficiency and some markets are more efficient than others. To better track this, we have created a metric of labor market efficiency. The green dots above are states with more efficient labor markets, and the red dots are states with less efficient labor markets.

Below we represent labor market efficiency by stare, for the states with the largest workforce:

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Takeaways:

  • Despite the effects of the pandemic, many jobs are still in high demand that do not require a high degree of training.
  • Among low-skill jobs, truck drivers make the highest salaries, likely compensating for the taxing lifestyle.
  • Minnesota and Washington have the most efficient labor markets, meaning that they most effectively match labor demand with their unemployed.

If you have any ideas of other metrics to track or would like to hear more, please feel free to reach out.

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