The Job Market at a Glance

  HIRING LEVELS  

 

  Annual hiring levels by industry and region, in thousands, 2005-2009  

 

  ’05 ’06 ’07 ’08 ’09
Total private 60,444 60,481 58,843 52,486 45,237
  Construction 5,884 5,396 4,813 4,564 3,882
  Manufacturing 4,535 4,601 4,613 3,671 2,906
  Trade,
  transportation,
  utilities
13,683 13,805 13,212 11,600 10,009
  Information 1,045 1,123 985 805 760
  Financial
  activities
2,868 3,099 3,160 2,629 2,136
  Professional,
  business svcs.
12,152 11.955 11,474 9.983 8,428
  Education,
  health svcs.
6,207 6,382 6,440 6,499 6,156
  Leisure,
  hospitality
10,953 11,258 11,208 9,981 8,313
  Other svcs. 2,818 2,559 2,595 2,386 2,430
Government 4,052 4,427 4,562 3,720 3,457

 

  Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics  

When you review this data, it is easy to see the significant impact economic collapse has had on employment.  It will take us a long time to recover.

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