U.S. Job Growth Strong in Certain Sectors

While the U.S. employment numbers declined for the first time in sever years, this was not unanticipated due to the effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, particularly in the South and Southwest. Not surprisingly, the leisure and hospitality industries took the largest hit, losing 111,000 jobs.

However, the good news is that manufacturing and construction jobs continued steady growth as did transportation, warehousing, health care, and professional and business services.

IT (information Technology) showed increases in positions available as did cybersecurity with over 300,000 job postings int he last 12 months.

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