US job postings on Indeed.com on February 4 were 60.4% above February 1, 2020, the pre-pandemic baseline. Stronger job postings growth is happening in work-from-home sectors rather than in-person ones.
Job postings on Indeed are a real-time measure of labor market activity. On February 4, 2022, they were 60.4% above February 1, 2020, the pre-pandemic baseline, after adjusting for seasonal variation. Postings increased one percentage point in the past week, with the recent January dip likely driven by the latest wave of the pandemic.