Only 2 Industries Have Recovered All The Jobs Lost In The Recession

Tonight we look at the jobs recovery by various industries.

The table below shows that the Leisure & Hospitality and Mining industry have recovered all the jobs lost during the Great Recession.  The recovery has produced 1.25 million Professional Service jobs, almost 83 per cent of those lost during the recession.

Manufacturing has recovered only 21 per cent of jobs losses, financial services 11 per cent, retail and wholesale trade 25 per cent,  with construction faring the worst in the private sector, recovering only 1.1 per cent of the 1.95 million job lost during the housing bust led recession.   No wonder policymakers are so anxious about a housing market recovery.

Government is in a budget constrained counter-cyclical hiring mode shedding 474k jobs during this  recovery after creating 95K jobs during the recession.   Most of the job losses are at the state and local government level.

More later. Stay tuned.

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