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How the recession changed where the jobs are, in one chart

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SOURCE: ATLANTA FED Individual industries fared very differently over the last three years: during the recession, manufacturing actually reversed its decline in employment between 2001 and 2007, whereas construction and government lost jobs they had gained pre-recession. The chart—from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta—also makes it clear that the recent employment boom in health, education, and professional and business services was simply a continuation of a trend that had long preceded the current recession.

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