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Retail Salespersons, Registered Nurses, and Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers are the Top Jobs in May

MONTGOMERY - Data collected and analyzed by the Alabama Department of Labor's Labor Market Information (LMI) Division shows that in May 2024, there were 79,602 job ads posted in Alabama, representing a monthly increase of 1.3%.

The five occupations with the most online job ads are for Retail Salespersons, Registered Nurses, Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers and Fast Food and Counter Workers, with 12,517 ads placed for those occupations in May.

The HWOL data is compiled from all online job postings in the state, including those posted on the state's free online jobs database,, and other sources, such as traditional job boards, corporate boards, and social media sites.

In May 2024, there were 29,786 total job ads with salaries, including 7,089 jobs ads with salaries of $70,000 and above; 7,924 jobs ads with salaries in the $35-49,000 range; 5,150 jobs ads with salaries in the $50-69,000 range, and 9,623 jobs ads with salaries less than $35,000.

The top two employers posting the most online ads in May were Walmart with 1,059 ads and Huntsville Hospital with 923 ads. The rest of the top 10 were: UAB Medicine (845), The University of Alabama at Birmingham (707), Auburn University (574), Baptist Health (511), Taco Bell (496), USA Health (432), The University of Alabama (424), and Jack's Family Restaurants (416).

This month's HWOL Occupation Focus is Computer Systems Analysts. Those employed in this occupation analyze science, engineering, business, and other data processing problems to develop and implement solutions to complex applications problems, system administration issues, or network concerns. Perform systems management and integration functions, improve existing computer systems, and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and schedule limitations. May analyze or recommend commercially available software. They may also provide staff and users with assistance solving computer-related problems, such as malfunctions and program problems. Typically, employees in these occupations usually need a Bachelor's degree. The advertised median salary for Computer Systems Analysts in Alabama is $107,264. This occupation has 390 Annual Total Openings in Alabama.


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