Web design and graphic design job seekers in the US are having trouble finding jobs in the best performing industries in 2016, according to a survey conducted by recruiting agency Canvas Design.
The firm surveyed 1,000 job seekers from the US and Canada on January 29.
Canvas CEO and Founder and CEO Matt Czuba noted that this is because of a “growing market gap” for those seeking jobs in certain industries.
“There are so many great companies out there that have really high pay and great perks and great job growth, but the gap for those looking to work in the technology, design, or human interface fields is getting much wider,” Czubas said.
“We’re seeing a lot more job openings in these higher paying fields, and it’s hard to find work in those fields in a lot of companies.”
The survey also found that women had higher unemployment rates than men, with 44% of respondents reporting a joblessness rate of 4.5%, compared to 35% for men.
The survey found that people who graduated from college in 2016 were also much more likely to be unemployed than those who did not.
Forty-five percent of those who graduated in 2016 reported a jobless rate of less than 3%, compared with 29% of those not graduating in 2016.
The study also found the job market for young people is not as competitive as it used to be, with 25% of job seekers aged 18-24 reporting a unemployment rate of 8.4%, compared and 11% for people aged 25-34.
Czaba said the study was a good indication that people need to work on their résumés, as the demand for designers and developers has been rising over the past two years.
“I think that a lot is happening in the industry, especially in the software industry, that we need to be investing in ourselves and our skills, and the people that we’re hiring,” he said.
The data from the survey also indicated that the unemployment rate for people looking for jobs in design and software jobs is much higher than it used