Job posting site Indeed released its latest monthly report on Friday, showing modest gains in job postings across each sector, with Real Estate, Human Resources, and Transportation leading the way. (The Indeed blog points out that, while experiencing growth in postings, Real Estate is also the sector with the least overall number of postings. This could of course be good news, if it indicates that the housing market is beginning to turn upward.
You can drill down to each sector here, and see the specifc jobs which are experiencing the highest demand from employers: HR assistants; staff accountants; construction project managers; financial analysts; medial assistants; housekeepers; and, by far, customer service representatives.
Likewise, several areas of the country continue to be plagued by large gaps between job seekers and job postings: Riverside, CA; Miami; Los Angeles; and, Las Vegas, particular. These were also among the hardest-hit spots in the recession. Notably, Detroit's labor market appears to have deteriorated recently.
Tight labor markets are: San Jose; Washington, DC; Boston; Oklahoma City; and, Raleigh, NC. Areas experiencing improvments in the last month or so include St. Paul, MN, Kansas City, Columbus, and Milwaukee.
Several of these tight labor markets, as Matt Yglesias has shown, are also those with high housing costs and tight land use restrictions, which prevents more people from moving there and filling the available jobs. Land use regulations are obviously highly localized, don't receive much national attention (with the exception of Yglesias and Ryan Avent), but they are highly important to the labor market and to business formation.