10 industries hiring the most in 2022

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Since the end of 2020, 8.5 million jobs have been created in the U.S. Using data from the BLS, here are the 10 industries with the most job openings in 2022.


Skilled workers are required to modernize roads, bridges, and energy production across the country, and 3,900 new jobs are projected for each billion in additional construction spending.

Finance & insurance

The sector, which has been expanding faster than the economy as a whole, is projected to grow 4% through 2025

Transportation, warehousing, and utilities

The industry encompasses airplanes, railroads, ships, trucks and other vehicles, and pipelines, moving passengers and cargo.

State and local government

Among the largest category of jobs in state government in March 2020 were correctional officers and jailers, office clerks, registered nurses, and secretaries and administrative assistants.


The Manufacturing Institute in Washington D.C. and Deloitte Insights project that manufacturers will need to fill 4 million jobs by 2030.

Retail trade

In 2030, retail trade will likely account for 8.6% of total employment. Among the country’s top retailers are Walmart, Amazon, Costco Wholesale, The Home Depot, and Kroger Co.

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