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Open Remote Jobs: Q4 2022 Remote Job Reports

Examining the best companies, locations, and careers for home-based jobs, our open remote jobs reports for the fourth quarter of 2022 track virtual hiring trends you should not miss. Throughout the quarter, we’ll update this post with additional reporting to fuel your remote job search or provide you with updated remote work statistics for October, November, and December.


For 15 years, Virtual Vocations, Inc. has served as a trusted, comprehensive online database for human-screened work from home job openings, as well as a facilitator for researching remote companies hiring home-based professionals, and a valuable source of career-enhancing guidance and telecommuting support. In addition to curating our job board and providing career services, like resume assessments, resume and cover letter writing, career coaching, and LinkedIn profile enhancement, Virtual Vocations conducts research and analyzes data on remote work statistics and trends.

Our monthly remote job reports present an overview of telecommuting trends, employment statistics, and remote work studies for anyone interested in flexible and home-based employment. Each month, we’ll offer an in-depth examination of Virtual Vocations company data, including details on the best remote-enabled companies, the best remote work locations, and the best remote work career categories. Our monthly reports will also showcase a comparative analysis of remote work data and U.S. jobs news from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

November 2022 Remote Job ReportOpen Remote Jobs

The Federal Reserve increased interest rates in an attempt to slow the labor market, but U.S. job growth for October was stronger than anticipated.


Virtual Vocations’ November 2022 Remote Jobs Report is an analysis of the state of hiring in the U.S., including the nationwide availability of open remote jobs. We examined the latest in remote work statistics and job trends, as well as U.S. employment data from the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) from October 2022, to determine the month’s best-of lists for remote work employersstates, and industries offering 100% work from home jobs.

October 2022 Remote Hiring Summary

“With global financial confidence low and the world preparing for a looming economic downturn, flexibility is arguably more important than ever.”


Virtual Vocations - November 2022 Remote Job Report - Open Remote Jobs - Remote Work Statistics and Trends - Data from October 2022

Virtual Vocations CEO and co-founder Laura Spawn recognized the need for companies to continue facilitating remote work arrangements for their teams. Throughout October, Virtual Vocations members had access to nearly 20,000 vetted, 100% virtual job postings. According to Spawn, “With global financial confidence low and the world preparing for a looming economic downturn, flexibility is arguably more important than ever. In fact, the call for remote job options has never been louder. And while hiring may be leveling off overall, the availability of fully remote jobs has remained steady through Q4 thus far, with approximately 40,000 fully virtual job postings made available to our members in the last 60 days.”

Our “Quiet Quitting Survey” results, which documented 650 survey participants’ opinions on quiet quitting, hustle culture, professional burnout, and what motivates them most at work, also reinforce the importance of flexibility in the modern workplace. Amid talk of a nationwide increase in layoffs, rising inflation, and a potential economic recession, more than half of workers would consider quiet quitting. Adding fuel to fires of workplace apathy, nearly three-quarters of respondents (71.38%) believe their employer asks them to go above and beyond their agreed duties and responsibilities at work, while 67.08% feel burned out at work or have recently experienced professional burnout.

But what is the solution? According to workers: access to remote jobs. Approximately half of workers want to work from home 100% of the time, with another 40% interested in working remotely three to four days per week. Not to mention, more flexibility at work, including an uptick in remote job options, would make seven in 10 workers less likely to quiet-quit their jobs.

Remote Work Report Spotlight

“This year we are seeing a slower pace of growth, as the economy comes back down to earth after a meteoric rise last year in one of the fastest recoveries we have ever seen…in many ways, employees still hold the power to demand more from their employers when it comes to salary, flexibility, and benefits. But this power balance is likely to start leveling out in the coming months.”


LinkedIn Talent Solutions, the recruiting tools arm of LinkedIn, developed a report to better understand how labor market trends impact candidates, employees, and workplaces. It found that the hiring rate decreased in 14 sample countries, including the U.S., in the past year. Also, jobseekers increasingly want jobs with remote options but, despite demand, like that of workers who participated in our October 2022 “Quiet Quitting Survey,” employers are limiting access to remote jobs.

U.S. remote job postings on LinkedIn reached an all-time high in February 2022, at 20% of all U.S. jobs.

20%

By September 2022, however, remote job vacancies fell to 14% of all postings, but received 52% of all U.S. job applications.

52%

BLS Jobs Report Data for October 2022

“Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 261,000 in October, and the unemployment rate rose to 3.7 percent,” according to the BLS. Outperforming estimates of 205,000 new payrolls for October, the U.S. job market exceeded expectations. Treasury yields were also higher and stocks responded positively to the October jobs report. However, all that glitters is not necessarily gold. October also was the slowest paced month for job gains since December 2020.

Image source: U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics

Good news did continue to spread across several career sectors that posted five-figure job gains. Some of the highest total job increases for October were also in remote-friendly and telework career categories. Select any remote job industry hyperlink below to view fully remote job postings for these trending career fields:

The BLS also published revisions of reported total jobs numbers for previous months. We noted two key changes among monthly jobs data calculated for 2022: adjustments to BLS jobs totals for August and September. New figures increased total jobs added over this period by 29,000 jobs. The BLS revised down August’s jobs total by -23,000, from +315,000 to +292,000 jobs. For September, however, the BLS revised up total nonfarm payroll employment by +52,000, from +263,000 to +315,000.

Additionally, October marked a change in how the BLS plans to track telework data going forward. During the month, the BLS added four new supplemental questions to its household survey, which is one of two surveys used to prepare monthly jobs reports. Answers to these questions, which are still under review, will be released at a later date. Updated questions focus on telework and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the labor market. Data pertaining to the BLS’s original set of questions, asked from May 2022 through September 2022, can be found on the BLS’s “Labor Force Statistics from the Current Population Survey” page.

Top 10 Employers for Remote Jobs

Fully remote job postings from more than 3,600 remote-enabled companies were posted to the Virtual Vocations job board during October. Below, we have provided an overview of the top 10 remote companies for hiring during the month. These employers alone were responsible for more than 3,200 of the 19,000+ remote job postings that appeared on our job board in October.

Seven of the 10 best employers for October open remote jobs—UnitedHealth Group, CVS Health, Amazon, Edward Jones, Amazon Web Services, Humana, and Atlassian—are also featured on our list of the “Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2022.”

Virtual Vocations November 2022 Remote Jobs Report: An Analysis of Employment Data for October 2022 - Open Remote Jobs with UnitedHealth Group, VocoVision, Inc., Google, CVS Health, Amazon, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Edward Jones, Amazon Web Services, Humana, Atlassian

Select any of the hyperlinked company names below to view a researched Virtual Vocations profile of that employer. The Virtual Vocations Remote Companies Database, which houses these remote business profiles, is a free resource for remote jobseekers. It is a digital hub including thousands of company profiles for employers known to hire qualified employees and contractors for 100% work from home jobs.

1. UnitedHealth Group (Minnetonka, Minnesota)

2. VocoVision, Inc. (Skokie, Illinois)

3. Google LLC (Mountain View, California)

4. CVS Health Corporation (Woonsocket, Rhode Island)

5. Amazon.com, Inc. (Seattle, Washington)

6. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company (Boston, Massachusetts)

7. Edward Jones (St. Louis, Missouri)

8. Amazon Web Services, Inc. (Seattle, Washington)

9. Humana Inc. (Louisville, Kentucky)

10. Atlassian Pty Ltd (Sydney, Australia)

Top 10 States for Remote Jobs

The majority of remote job postings found in the Virtual Vocations database are open to all U.S. applicants, but some remote job openings may be location-specific. Factors influencing the location classification of remote jobs include business travel requirements, company policies, and state tax or employment laws.

Virtual Vocations - November 2022 Remote Jobs Report - Top 10 States for Open Remote Jobs - Florida, Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Michigan, Illinois

Virtual Vocations makes easy work of location-based job searches. Our members use Job Search Filters to narrow their search results by criteria like time zoneregionstate, or nationwide hiring. The following 10 states represent the top locations for October 2022 open remote jobs found in the Virtual Vocations database.

1. Florida

2. Texas

3. Georgia

4. North Carolina

5. Virginia

6. Arizona

7. Pennsylvania

8. Tennessee

9. Michigan

10. Illinois

Top 10 Industries for Remote Jobs

At any time, the Virtual Vocations job board is filled with more than 15,000 job postings across 40 remote job industries. Categories of open remote jobs range from administrative and case management to investigations and social media. Our top 10 remote job industries list highlighted below is based on Virtual Vocations data from October 2022.

Virtual Vocations - November 2022 Remote Jobs Report - Top 10 Industries for Open Remote Jobs - Information Technology, Healthcare, Marketing, Sales, Financial, Management, Human Resources, Customer Service, Project Management, Education

The list below names the best industries for fully remote jobs for the month. If you’re searching for a new remote job, start with these 100% remote career industries that will allow you to work from home without traveling for business.

1. Information Technology

2. Healthcare

3. Marketing

4. Sales

5. Financial

6. Management

7. Human Resources

8. Customer Service

9. Project Management

10. Education

In September, the U.S. unemployment rate once again returned to a 50-year low of 3.5%.


Virtual Vocations’ October 2022 Remote Jobs Report is an analysis of the state of hiring in the U.S., including the nationwide availability of open remote jobs. We examined the latest in remote work statistics and trends, as well as U.S. employment data from the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) from September 2022, to determine the month’s best-of lists for remote work employersstates, and industries offering 100% work from home jobs.

September 2022 Remote Hiring Summary

“The uncertainty of the last several years has led professionals across industries to shift their priorities and pursue a better balance between their work and home lives.”


Virtual Vocations - October 2022 Remote Job Report - Open Remote Jobs - Remote Work Statistics and Trends - Data from September 2022

Virtual Vocations CEO and co-founder Laura Spawn points to the growing rejection of hustle culture as one of the reasons remote work is still the preferred work arrangement among employees. “We’re pleased to see the remote job market and available flexible employment options continue to grow, especially after celebrating our 7th annual National Work & Family Month. The uncertainty of the last several years has led professionals across industries to shift their priorities and pursue a better balance between their work and home lives. For many, that means embracing flexibility in where and how they work.”

Remote Work Report Spotlight

“Our goal is to help employers understand the macro and micro changes in the workforce when it comes to benefits and flexible work.”


Remote’s Global Benefits Report 2022: Discover the benefits global employees want and need in 2022 and beyond.

Remote.com, a leading remote organization management platform developed to assist international large and small companies in managing their financial activities and compliance, conducted a survey of 2,500+ decision makers and employees in key markets. The company’s findings detail the benefits that matter most amid a new, more distributed work climate.

62% of decision makers expect remote work to become more common in the next five years; 69% of employers agree.

62%

57% of employees rank flexibility as even more important than their compensation (40%).

57%

29% more workers look for “flexibility” than “the ability to work remotely,” meaning they want jobs with no strings attached.

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BLS Jobs Report Data for September 2022

“Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 263,000 in September, and the unemployment rate edged down to 3.5 percent,” according to the BLS. Once again, the U.S. unemployment rate and total nonfarm payroll employment have returned to pre-pandemic levels. The unemployment rate first returned to 3.5% in July 2022, but edged up slightly in recent months.

The BLS’s monthly summary also noted that the impact of Hurricane Ian made “no discernible effect on the employment and unemployment data for September.” Monthly data collections completed by the bureau were made prior to Ian making landfall in Florida.

Image source: U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics

The percentage of U.S. workers who teleworked specifically due to the pandemic fell to 5.2% for September, down from 6.5% in August. Since May 2020, the rate of remote workers telecommuting due to COVID-19 has decreased by 30.2%, according to BLS data monitoring. Despite an overall decrease in the nationwide availability of remote jobs, interest in remote work is still at an all-time high. Workers interested in retaining or transitioning to a fully remote job should consider our list of “Top 20 Work from Anywhere Jobs.”

Some of the highest total job gains for September are also in remote-friendly and telework career categories. Select any remote job industry hyperlink below to view fully remote job postings for these trending career fields:

The BLS also published revisions of reported total jobs numbers for previous months. We noted one key change among monthly jobs data calculated for 2022: an adjustment to BLS jobs totals for July. The updated figure increases total jobs added over this period by 11,000 jobs and raised July’s total nonfarm payroll employment total from +526,000 to +537,000.

Top 10 Employers for Remote Jobs

Fully remote job postings from more than 3,500 remote-enabled companies were posted to the Virtual Vocations job board during September. Below, we have provided an overview of the top 10 remote companies for hiring during the month. These employers alone were responsible for nearly 3,200 of the more than 19,000 remote job postings that appeared on our job board in September.

UnitedHealth Group, Amazon, Edward Jones, Conduent Incorporated, Humana, U.S. Bank, and ICON plc are also featured on our list of the “Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2022.”

Virtual Vocations - October 2022 Employer Partners Report - Top 10 Employers for Remote Jobs - VocoVision, UnitedHealth Group, Amazon, Google, Edward Jones, Liberty Mutual, Conduent Incorporated, Humana, U.S. Bank, ICON plc

Select any of the hyperlinked company names below to view a researched Virtual Vocations profile of that employer. The Virtual Vocations Remote Companies Database, which houses these remote business profiles, is a free resource for remote jobseekers. It is a digital hub including thousands of company profiles for employers known to hire qualified employees and contractors for 100% work from home jobs.

1. VocoVision, Inc. (Skokie, Illinois)

2. UnitedHealth Group (Minnetonka, Minnesota)

3. Amazon.com, Inc. (Seattle, Washington)

4. Google LLC (Mountain View, California)

5. Edward Jones (St. Louis, Missouri)

6. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company (Boston, Massachusetts)

7. Conduent Incorporated (Florham Park, New Jersey)

8. Humana Inc. (Louisville, Kentucky)

9. U.S. Bank (Minneapolis, Minnesota)

10. ICON plc (Dublin, Ireland)

Top 10 States for Remote Jobs

The majority of remote job postings found in the Virtual Vocations database are open to all U.S. applicants, but some remote job openings may be location-specific. Factors that influence the location classification of remote jobs include business travel requirements, company policies, and state tax or employment laws.

Virtual Vocations - October 2022 Remote Jobs Report - Top 10 States for Remote Jobs - Texas, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Arizona, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Tennessee

Virtual Vocations makes easy work of location-based job searches. Our members use Job Search Filters to narrow their search results by criteria like time zoneregionstate, or nationwide. The following 10 states represent the top locations for September 2022 remote job openings found in the Virtual Vocations database.

1. Texas

2. Florida

3. Georgia

4. North Carolina

5. Virginia

6. Arizona

7. Ohio

8. Illinois

9. Michigan

10. Tennessee

Top 10 Industries for Remote Jobs

At any time, the Virtual Vocations job board is filled with more than 15,000 job postings across 40 remote job industries. Remote job categories range from business services and engineering to real estate and translation. Our top 10 remote job industries list highlighted below is based on jobs data from September 2022.

Virtual Vocations - October 2022 Remote Jobs Report - Top 10 Industries for Remote Jobs - Information Technology, Healthcare, Marketing, Sales, Financial, Management, Customer Service, Human Resources, Education, Project Management

The list names the best industries for fully remote jobs for the month. If you’re searching for a new remote job, start with these 100% remote career industries that will allow you to work from home without traveling for business.

1. Information Technology

2. Healthcare

3. Marketing

4. Sales

5. Financial

6. Management

7. Customer Service

8. Human Resources

9. Education

10. Project Management



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