After recent unemployment rates were said to be at Great Depression-level highs, the situation seems to be improving a little bit.
The unemployment rate fell to 13.3% in May, from 14.7% in April. And so far in June, the pace of jobless claims continues to slow.
With social distancing policies still the norm across the country, many of the job opportunities that are opening up are remote in nature. Before the coronavirus pandemic, just 14% of employees in the U.S. worked from home five days a week. Now that share has swelled to more than 60%.
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Julia Pollak, a labor economist at online jobs marketplace ZipRecruiter, prepared a list for CNBC of remote jobs on its site that saw the greatest increase in openings between May 10 and June 10. Below are five of them.
“Over the last month, many jobs that saw a huge decline in job openings in late March and April have now started to recover,” Pollak said.
And the first one on the list bodes well for the whole economy. “Recruiter jobs are picking up as companies’ hiring campaigns resume,” she added.
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Percent openings grew between May and June: 23%
Average annual pay: $46,402
Number of job openings as of June 10: 3,728
2. Sales account executive
Percent openings grew between May and June: 20%
Average annual pay: $56,988
Number of job openings as of June 10: 1,753
3. Customer service representative
Percent openings grew between May and June: 13%
Average annual pay: $35,413
Number of job openings as of June 10: 33,334
4. Mortgage loan originator
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Percent openings grew between May and June: 12%
Average annual pay: $74,838
Number of job openings as of June 10: 1,636
5. Computer support specialist
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