20 Industries Where Jobs Are Coming Back

If you’ve been paying close attention to the economy and you’re inclined to look on the bright side, well, finally there is one. As President Obama has been eager to point out, the private sector has been adding jobs for several months in a row. It’s still way too early to declare the return of prosperity, but the good news is finally starting to outweigh the bad. Economists hope that a virtuous cycle will soon replace a culture of gloom: Gradual hiring eventually makes consumers more optimistic, and as they spend more, business confidence grows as well.

Everybody wants to know where the jobs are, of course, so data has been analyzed from the Department of Labor on employment levels in dozens of industries over the last three years. Here are 20 fields where jobs are starting to return:

Admin and Support – Jobs gained in 2010: 286,000

Employment Services – Jobs gained in 2010: 262,000

Healthcare – Jobs gained in 2010: 204,000

Restaurants – Jobs gained in 2010: 143,000

Retail – Jobs gained in 2010: 128,000

Mining – Jobs gained in 2010: 79,000

Religious and Nonprofit Groups – Jobs gained in 2010: 56,000

Salespeople and Customer-Service Reps. – Jobs gained in 2010: 36,000

Computer Systems Design – Jobs gained in 2010: 43,000

Transit and Ground Transportation – Jobs gained in 2010: 20,000

Hotels – Jobs gained in 2010: 27,000

Federal Government – Jobs gained in 2010: 19,000

Management – Jobs gained in 2010: 16,000

Performing Arts and Recreation – Jobs gained in 2010: 24,000

Warehousing – Jobs gained in 2010: 12,000

Oil and Gas Extraction – Jobs gained in 2010: 11,000

Rail Transportation – Jobs gained in 2010: 9,000

Waste Management – Jobs gained in 2010: 8,000

Web Portals and Internet Publishing – Jobs gained in 2010: 6,000

Management and Technical Consulting – Jobs gained in 2010: 2,000

Source: http://www.money.usnews.com

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