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Virtual Employment Trends: Q3 2022 Remote Job Reports

From top companies and remote work locations to the best careers for home-based jobs, our remote job reports for the third quarter of 2022 track virtual employment trends you need to know. 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 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 provide 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.

August 2022 Remote Job ReportVirtual Employment Trends

Posting stronger jobs numbers than anticipated, U.S. jobs numbers exceeded expectations in July.


Virtual Vocations’ August 2022 Remote Jobs Report is an analysis of the state of hiring in the U.S., including the nationwide availability of fully remote jobs and virtual employment trends. 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 July 2022, to determine the month’s best-of lists for remote work employersstates, and industries offering 100% work from home jobs.

July 2022 Remote Hiring Summary

“If you’re looking for a fully remote job, now is a great time to apply.”

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Virtual Vocations CEO and co-founder Laura Spawn encourages jobseekers to start applying now to remote job openings, whether they are just entering the job market, seeking a career change, or aiming to earn supplemental income. “The remote job market is thriving this summer, strengthened by the U.S. unemployment rate returning to its February 2020 level and an absence of the typical summer hiring dip we tend to see as workers take annual vacations and gear up for back-to-school.” Spawn suggests starting August job searches with booming remote career options like engineering and development, telehealth, and advertising.

Remote Work Report Spotlight

“Inflation and interest rates rise. Workers’ spirits get low. Experts get pessimistic. But are these fears justified? And what does the average American worker really think?”

Recession Fears in 2022 | Snapshot of US Worker Sentiment

ResumeLab polled more than 1,000 employees about their opinions on the U.S. economy, the 2022 job market, and recession fears. The results of ResumeLab’s survey indicate that most workers are concerned about losing their jobs and do not have a positive outlook on the future of their careers.

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The recession fears survey from ResumeLab also demonstrates the impact that even the potential for future negative economic changes is making on workers’ career moves now.

80% are looking for a new job because of the potential for a recession.

80%

58% of workers believe they are likely or very likely to lose their job in the next six months.

58%

30% feel less secure now than they did a year ago.

30%

BLS Jobs Report Data for July 2022

“Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 528,000 in July, and the unemployment rate edged down to 3.5 percent,” according to the BLS. This means that the U.S. unemployment rate and total nonfarm payroll employment have returned to pre-pandemic levels last observed in February 2020.

Since the U.S. reached its all-time employment low in April 2020 amid business closures and mandated shutdowns with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, total nonfarm employment has increased in the U.S. by 22 million jobs. However, there are recovery differences between the private and government sectors. Private sector jobs have increased by 629,000 compared to February 2020, whereas government employment is 597,000 lower when compared to the same pre-pandemic period.

The number of U.S. workers who teleworked specifically due to the pandemic remained at 7.1% for July. Some of the highest total job gains for July occurred 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 have been made to BLS jobs totals for May and June. Updated figures increase total jobs added over this period by 28,000 jobs: +2,000 for May and +26,000 for June.

Top 10 Employers for Remote Jobs

Fully remote job postings from more than 3,400 remote-enabled companies were posted to the Virtual Vocations job board during July. Below, we have provided an overview of the top 10 remote companies for hiring during the month. These employers alone were responsible for nearly 2,700 of the more than 18,000 remote job postings that appeared on our job board in July.

UnitedHealth Group, Amazon, Amazon Web Services, Booz Allen Hamilton, Conduent Incorporated, Allstate Insurance Company, and U.S. Bank are also featured on our list of the “Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2022.”

Virtual Vocations - Virtual Employment Trends - Top 10 Employers for Remote Jobs - UnitedHealth Group, VocoVision, Amazon, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Booz Allen Hamilton, Amazon Web Services, Cigna Corporation, Conduent, Allstate Insurance Company, U.S. Bank

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

4. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company (Boston, Massachusetts)

5. Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. (McLean, Virginia)

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

7. Cigna Corporation (Bloomfield, Connecticut)

8. Conduent Incorporated (Florham Park, New Jersey)

9. Allstate Insurance Company (Northbrook, Illinois)

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

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 - Virtual Employment Trends - Top 10 States for Remote Jobs - Florida, Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Arizona, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania

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 July 2022 remote job openings found in the Virtual Vocations database.

1. Florida

2. Georgia

3. Texas

4. North Carolina

5. Virginia

6. Tennessee

7. Arizona

8. Illinois

9. Ohio

10. Pennsylvania

Top 10 Industries for Remote Jobs

At any time, the Virtual Vocations job board is filled with more than 15,000 job postings across 35 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 July 2022.

Virtual Vocations - Virtual Employment Trends - Top 10 Industries for Remote Jobs - Information Technology, Healthcare, Marketing, Sales, Financial, Management, Customer Service, Human Resources, Project Management, Product 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. Project Management

10. Product Management

July 2022 Remote Job ReportVirtual Employment Trends

The U.S. unemployment rate remains steady with four consecutive months of 3.6% unemployment.


Virtual Vocations’ July 2022 Remote Jobs Report is an analysis of the state of hiring in the U.S., including the nationwide availability of fully remote jobs and virtual employment trends. 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 June 2022, to determine the month’s best-of lists for remote work employersstates, and industries offering 100% work from home jobs.

June 2022 Remote Hiring Summary

“Throughout summer and moving into fall, jobseekers should feel confident about the state of remote work in the U.S.”

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In addition to sharing her optimism on the state of remote work, Virtual Vocations CEO Laura Spawn also discussed virtual employment trends we’ve witnessed so far this year. “Since February 2022, when we became a 100% virtual job board, our team has researched, screened, and posted more than 94,000 fully remote job openings to our database.” Spawn added, “During the second quarter of 2022, from April to June, we averaged 20,050 total remote job postings added to our job board per month.”

Remote Work Report Spotlight

“Americans are embracing flexible work—and they want more of it.”

A spring 2022 survey from McKinsey & Company and Ipsos found that U.S. workers are not only embracing flexible work arrangements but that they want even more of them. This is McKinsey’s third “American Opportunity Survey,” which provides data on how flexible work fits into the lives of U.S. professionals.

Nearly two-and-a-half years since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the work from home experiment has transformed into something different, according to McKinsey: “…new working norms that acknowledge that flexible work is no longer a temporary pandemic response but an enduring feature of the modern working world.”

The American Opportunity Survey

For its survey, McKinsey partnered with Ipsos to poll 25,000 Americans as a representative cross section of U.S. Workers. Among respondents looking for a job, 21% cited flexible working arrangements, like working remotely, as a top motivator—ahead of other motivators like heath insurance, more paid leave, and alignment with the company’s cultural values.

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McKinsey also uncovered valuable insights into the level of access U.S. professionals have to remote job options in 2022. Most notably, the pandemic ramped up more frequent and long-term remote job options. Proving the permanent state of remote work, McKinsey’s survey revealed that nearly six in 10 U.S. professionals can work remotely at least one day per week.

When workers have the opportunity to work flexibly, 87% of them take it.

87%

58% of U.S. workers say they can work from home at least part of the time.

58%

42% of American professionals are not offered remote work opportunities.

42%

35% of U.S. workers can participate in remote work on a full-time basis.

35%

This data mirrors findings from our own “100% Remote Jobs Survey” from spring 2022. We found that nearly all professionals would prefer to work from home full-time without leaving home for work. In fact, only 6% of respondents did not prefer this work arrangement. Additionally, among our more than 500 respondents, the top workplace concern they have this year is limited access to remote job options (20%). If employers want to remain competitive and attractive to the best talent available, they must continue to provide long-term remote job options without onsite work stipulations.

BLS Jobs Report Data for June 2022

“Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 372,000 in June, and the unemployment rate remained at 3.6 percent,” according to the BLS. This is the fourth consecutive month with a 3.6% unemployment rate. As of June, 5.9 million Americans remain unemployed in the U.S. This figure is slightly higher than the February 2020 number of unemployed U.S. workers (5.7 million), which was prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S.

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

Throughout the month, 7.1% of U.S. workers telecommuted specifically due to the pandemic. This is a mild decrease in pandemic telework, which occurred at a rate of 7.4% in May. Speaking of telework, some of the highest total job gains for June occurred in these remote-friendly career categories. Select any remote job industry hyperlink below to view fully remote job postings for those 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 have been made to BLS jobs totals for April and May. Updated figures lower total jobs added over this period by 74,000 jobs: -68,000 for April and -6,000 for May.

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 June. Below, we have provided an overview of the top 10 remote companies for hiring during the month. These employers alone were responsible for nearly 2,900 of the more than 20,000 remote job postings that appeared on our job board in June.

UnitedHealth Group, Amazon, Amazon Web Services, Booz Allen Hamilton, Conduent, Edward Jones, and Humana are also featured on our list of the “Top 100 Companies to Watch for Remote Jobs in 2022.”

Virtual Vocations - Virtual Employment Trends - Top 10 Employers for Remote Jobs - UnitedHealth Group, VocoVision, Amazon, Google, Amazon Web Services, Booz Allen Hamilton, Conduent, Liberty Mutual, Edward Jones, Humana

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

4. Google LLC (Mountain View, California)

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

6. Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. (McLean, Virginia)

7. Conduent Incorporated (Florham Park, New Jersey)

8. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company (Boston, Massachusetts)

9. Edward Jones (St. Louis, Missouri)

10. Humana Inc. (Louisville, Kentucky)

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 - Virtual Employment Trends - Top 10 States for Remote Jobs - Florida, Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Illinois, Ohio

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 June 2022 remote job openings found in the Virtual Vocations database.

1. Florida

2. Texas

3. Georgia

4. North Carolina

5. Virginia

6. Tennessee

7. Pennsylvania

8. Arizona

9. Illinois

10. Ohio

Top 10 Industries for Remote Jobs

At any time, the Virtual Vocations job board is filled with more than 15,000 job postings across 35 remote job industries. Remote job categories range from account management and consulting to graphic design and non-profit. Our top 10 remote job industries list highlighted below is based on jobs data from June 2022.

Virtual Vocations - Virtual Employment Trends - Top 10 Industries for Remote Jobs - Information Technology, Healthcare, Marketing, Sales, Financial, Human Resources, Management, Customer Service, Project Management, Product 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. Human Resources

7. Management

8. Customer Service

9. Project Management

10. Product Management



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