More Denver manufacturing jobs (Click here
) were lost throughout the last year than jobs in any other industry.
During November, Colorado's unemployment rate continued to increase to 8.6 percent, up from 8.4 percent during October. Despite the jump, that's still lower than the national average at the time of 9.8 percent. Denver
had a rate of 8.2 percent during October.
The Denver-Aurora-Broomfield area employed 1,194,200 workers during November, which is up from 1,192,400 workers during October and a .2 percent increase from last year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
The trade, transportation, and utilities industry was responsible for the majority of Denver's monthly employment gain, adding 3,400 jobs during November. That was followed by the education
and health services industry, which gained 1,200 jobs over the month.
Only three other industries added jobs during November. The professional and business services industry added 900 workers, while the information and other services industries added 100 jobs each.
Only four industries saw an employment increase between November 2009 and November 2010, including: education and health services by 3.6 percent; professional and business services by 2.2 percent; leisure and hospitality by 1.3 percent; and other services by .4 percent.
When it comes to monthly job losses, the leisure and hospitality industry took the biggest hit, losing 2,600 employees during November. Other declines include: mining, logging and construction by 500 jobs; manufacturing by 400 jobs; financial activities by 300 jobs; and government by 100 jobs.
The manufacturing industry saw the biggest yearly employment drop during November, losing 4.2 percent of its workforce.
Other industries that experienced an over-the-year decrease in employment include:
- Mining, logging, and construction by 3.9 percent
- Information by 2 percent
- Financial activities by 1.9 percent
- Government by .3 percent
- Trade, transportation, and utilities by .1 percent
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Despite having lost workers during the economic downturn, the high-tech industry has created enough Phoenix tech jobs
to rank the city well.
Cybercities 2010, a new report from the TechAmerica Foundation
, ranked Phoenix 18th in the nation among the top cities in which to find a high-tech job. The city's high-tech industry employed 83,700 workers during 2009.
However, the industry still suffered from the economic recession, losing 5,800 high-tech jobs - or 6 percent of the industry's total employment - between 2008 and 2009. Only six other cities included in the report lost more high-tech jobs than Phoenix
during that time.
The tens of thousands of workers that remain employed benefit from a higher-than-average salary. The average salary for high-tech employees in Phoenix comes in at about $81,200, which is 87 percent higher than the overall average private sector salary.
The largest high-tech sector
in Phoenix is semiconductor manufacturing, which employed 18,100 workers last year, followed by computer systems design and related services' workforce of 15,300 employees and telecommunications services total of 13,000 workers.
The top 10 cities for high-tech jobs include:
- New York, N.Y.
- Washington, D.C.
- San Jose-Silicon Valley, Calif.
- Boston, Mass.
- Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
- Los Angeles, Calif.
- Chicago, Ill.
- Seattle, Wash.
- Philadelphia, Pa.
- Houston, Texas
If you're looking for tech jobs in the Phoenix area, you may want to take a look at the Cisco engineer jobs Tempe (Click here
) has to offer.
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San Antonio healthcare jobs
are continuing to grow and support the local economy.
A recent report found that San Antonio's healthcare and bioscience industry has created tens of thousands of jobs and added billions of dollars to the city's economy. The report was conducted by professors from Trinity University
for the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce
The local healthcare and bioscience industry had an economic impact of $18.9 billion during 2009, which is a 9.1 percent increase when compared to 2008, and double the impact the industry had on San Antonio's economy 10 years ago.
During 2009, more than 141,000 San Antonio
residents worked in the healthcare and bioscience industry, and those employees
earned a total of $6.5 billion in wages and salaries. The average salary in the industry was $45,800 per year, which is higher than the overall average salary of less than $40,000 per year.
The report found that the healthcare and bioscience industry has created about 33,000 new jobs during the last decade. Currently, one out of every six employees in San Antonio works in the healthcare and bioscience industry.
This is all great news for San Antonio's economy, which has continued to recover lately. During September, the city's unemployment rate decreased from 7.6 percent to 7.2 percent, which was well below the national average at the time of 9.6 percent.
The San Antonio-New Braunfels area had a total non-farm employment of 837,700 workers during October, which is up from 835,000 workers during September and a .7 percent increase from last year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
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