The June 2012 Employment Outlook found that the number of openings jumped by 3.3 percent in May, compared to the month before. The study, conducted by SimplyHired.com, found that 49 out of 50 major metropolitan areas examined had seen an increase.
The biggest jumps happened in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico, both of which saw a 14.2 percent increase. Other top markets for job openings included Greenville, South Carolina, which saw a 8.4 percent increase and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, with 7.1 percent more listings.
"This month we're seeing a positive outlook on the economy from employers, with increased confidence spurring an increase in hiring," said Gautam Godhwani, CEO of SimplyHired.com. "In addition, as summer heats up, many companies looking for seasonal workers are contributing to positive growth across all metros."
While many regions saw an increase in openings, the numbers of people looking for work increased in the month of May. Figures from the Labor Department revealed that the unemployment rate rose to 8.2 percent, higher than the 8.1 percent in April.