Monday, January 7, 2013

Employment by Industry update

I took Wonkblog's Chart on the employment situation by industry and added the baseline to make it more readable. This was the end product:

With the baseline, you can see that Leisure, Professional Services, Education & Health, and Mining & Logging have made full recoveries (as far as employment goes).  

The Government and Information industries are still shedding jobs. The prior because of the stimulus package meant to soften delay fiscal reckoning, and the latter because it is the nature of the industry to become evermore productive. 

The big surprise is that the Finance industry has still has not recovered fully, despite outcries caused by post-bailout Wall Street bonuses. 

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