RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK — Openings in the Triangle’s startup job market are low again this week, according to the latest edition of the WRAL TechWire Jobs Report.

The report pulls numbers weekly from 15 different local or regional job board sites for “startup” jobs, and this week, postings remained below 10k for only the second time since WRAL TechWire began tracking this data.

In total, boards showed 9,568 postings (not accounting for duplications in postings), down 61% compared to this time last year.

But some experts predict a “September Surge”—a trend of increased hiring after Labor Day.

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Numbers in the Triangle startup job market did jump significantly last September, in line with the September Surge trend—August 2022 ended with 24,161 postings, then the first week of September 2022 saw a jump to 25,385.

But despite the brief September Surge of 2022, startup job opening numbers overall have declined since.

In an article from FastCompany, Guy Berger, principal economist and head of macroeconomic trends at LinkedIn, acknowledged the focus on next month’s numbers.

“Last year’s uptick stood out amid a disappointing trend, while this year it will be scrutinized for green shoots of hiring recovery,” said Berger in the article.


Here’s a look at the trend from the last 13 months:


Here are the numbers from all 15 different local or regional job board sites that we review weekly for WRAL TechWire’s exclusive Jobs Report for “startup” jobs:

Check back next week for an update on the WRAL TechWire jobs report.