Atlanta-Job-GrowthEach year brings new areas of growth and decline in the job market. A number of noteworthy shifts occurred over the past year in Atlanta, including a 1.5% increase in overall non-farm employment.

Here are a few of the key areas that job seekers and employers should pay attention to:

Hot Industries:

In the Atlanta metropolitan area, trade, transportation and utilities saw the highest number of new jobs over the last year—a 3.5% increase! Gains in these industries have been steady since 2010. This sector has also experienced the most growth nationally over the past year. In other words, there’s never been a better time to look for a job in this hot growth area.

Professional and business services saw the second biggest job increase in Atlanta this year. With over a 2% increase and numbers climbing monthly, this is another key industry to watch in 2013.

A handful of other sectors also added thousands of new jobs this year, including: education, healthcare services and manufacturing. While education and healthcare and manufacturing only grew 1.9% nationwide, employment in Atlanta in these areas grew an impressive 2.4%. Not bad for these highly popular industries that many new professionals are looking to enter.

On the Decline:

Two sectors that experienced a decline in job growth over the past year are government and finance. The local construction industry in Atlanta also continued to see a number of job losses, declining overall by almost 3%.

Interested in learning more about Atlanta’s labor stats?

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