October 2012 was a great month for jobs- over 171,000 were added to payrolls.
Jobs were added in a number of categories with retail and construction leading the way.
Healthcare was also strong – +36,000 jobs and 28,000 in hospitality. And even more important for our economy, more people are re-entering the job market. Optimism is increasing and employees who have been sitting on the side-lines have decided to look again for a position.
The overall unemployment rose to 7.9% and this points to the fact that more people are re-entering the job market.
In media & advertising, we are seeing a demand for senior level talent across the country and digital remains strong.