Wondering what the job market will look like in a few months? According to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey released today by ManpowerGroup, 22 percent of U.S. Employers plan to hire in the third quarter of 2014. That’s almost one in four employers; which is pretty good news for job seekers.

The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey also outlines some of the top states, metro areas, and industries for jobs. Let’s take a deeper look:

Top states for 3rd Quarter 2014 hiring

North Dakota






Top metro areas for 3rd Quarter 2014 hiring

Grand Rapids, MI

Charleston, SC

Dallas, TX

Minneapolis, MN

Raleigh, NC

Rochester, NC

Rochester, NY

Boise, ID

Top industries for 3rd Quarter 2014 hiring

Leisure & Hospitality


Wholesale & Retail Trade


Want to know more? Check out the full report, infographic and video here.


Jill Kempka

About Jill Kempka

Jill loves to share information about ways to keep up with the changing world of work. She focuses on quick tips, facts and helpful lists to give job seekers tactics and advice they can immediately use.