Q1 2017 Hiring Market for Accounting and Finance Positions

By Paul Love April 15, 2017 at 10:25pm

Q1 2017 HIRING MARKET ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE

Unemployment rates for many accounting and finance jobs are well below the national rate, making it challenging for companies to hire these professionals.

UNEMPLOYMENT RATES FOR ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE JOBS

Compliance officers: 2.1%

Payroll clerks: 2.1%

Financial analysts: 2.5%

Accountants and auditors: 3.1%

Bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks: 3.6%

Financial managers: 3.7%

National unemployment rate: 4.5%

BAD HIRES ABOUND

81% of small and midsize business owners admit to making a bad hire.

READY TO HIRE? CALL ROBERT HALF AT 1.877.635.0037.

Sources: U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics; Robert Half survey of more than 1,000 business owners and human resources managers in the United States at companies with 1 to 499 employees

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