This Great Graphic
comes from the Wonk Blog at the Washington Post
. In light of the disappointing employment report it depicts the recovery of the labor market by sector.No Surprise
Given the housing market bubble, it's not surprising, perhaps, that construction employment remains depressed. Most sectors have not fully recovered, even though output (GDP) is at record levels.
There are several industrial that employment is even higher now than prior to the crisis: mining and logging -- which is likely the Big Energy story -- education and health care, leisure and hospitality and professional services.