2011 Job Report

2011 was a difficult year for individuals looking for jobs in most professions. Here is a list of industries that added the most jobs and lost the most jobs in 2011.

Most Jobs Added:

-Retail (discount retailers, online stores & luxury stores)-149,760 jobs added

-Hospitality-51,500 jobs

-Technology-18,900 jobs

-Automotive-17,900 jobs

-Professional services-7,500 jobs

-Industrial manufacturing-6,500 jobs

Most Jobs Lost:

-Government-162,400 jobs lost

-Financial services-54,500 jobs

-Retail (middle-tier retailers)-46,100 jobs

-Aerospace/Defense-33,300 jobs

-Pharmaceutical-20,100 jobs

-Healthcare products-19,100 jobs