Last month, Atlanta had roughly 17,000 open jobs in health care and more than 12,500 in hospitality-related areas, according to Glassdoor. Openings in professional and business services are harder to pin down, but the sector has added about 11,000 jobs in the past year, according to government data.
In other areas, "job gains have been lackluster," both locally and nationally, said economist Andrew Chamberlain of Glassdoor.
For example, the number of job listings in supermarkets dropped 27.8 percent, Chamberlain said. That’s a sign of a larger trend: the effect of e-commerce and consumers ordering groceries online. There’s a “rising investment in grocery delivery by Walmart and Amazon,” he said.
Banking, which has been roiled by mergers as well as the impact of the internet, saw a 21.7 percent drop in job openings.
Atlanta is faring better than the state as a whole, especially in terms of pay.
Average increases in pay overall in Georgia fell short of inflation, according to a report by the Urban Institute. The purchasing power of wages declined about 1 percent.
That puts Georgia 44th worst among the states, the report said.
Atlanta’s fastest-growing sectors
Here’s the percentage increase in the number of job listings over this time last year
- Private security: 43.8%
- Consumer electronics: 41.3%
- Government: 30.3%
- Marketing and advertising: 25.3%
- Education and schools: 24.2%
- Computer software and hardware: 22.3%
- Health care and hospitals: 15.3%
- Insurance: 13.4%
- Business services: 11.1%
- Consulting: 9.9%
Industries with largest decline in job listings over this time last year
- Internet and tech: -47.5%
- Supermarkets : -27.8%
- Beauty and fitness: -26.7%
- Banking and financial services: -21.7%
- Aerospace and defense: -18.6%
- Telecommunications: -7.2%
- Automotive: -7.0%
- Accounting and legal: -6.6%
- Real estate: -6.0%
- Travel and tourism: -5.5%
Industries with the most open jobs in Atlanta
- Health care and hospitals
- Restaurants and bars
- Information technology
- Computer software and hardware
- Education and schools
- Banking and financial services
- Travel and tourism