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• Thursday, February 07th, 2013

Over 157,000 jobs were added to the US economy in January, kick starting 2013 hiring activity.

The figures, from the Labor Department, revealed that hiring numbers were higher than previously expected.

Throughout the past two years employers in America have added, on average, 180,000 jobs a month. And in the lead up to 2013 those numbers increased to 200,000 job openings a month suggesting that more employers are hiring new candidates.

A report published at the start of January showed some of the industries that are creating the biggest impact when it comes to job opportunities. The food and drinks industry saw 38,000 new roles created in December 2012 and 25,000 were added to the manufacturing industry.

The health care industry added 45,000 jobs during December.

The construction industry has increased its hiring activity – nearly 100,000 jobs have been added to the sector during the past four months.

The economy continues to grow and many industries are expected to flourish when it comes to vacancies. Business Analysts and Financial Advisers are amongst the jobs expected to be popular and in high demand in the next few years.

Although hiring has improved, the unemployment rate increased by 0.1%. However, unemployment is classed as people out of a job but looking for work – so these figures could actually demonstrate that more people have resumed their job search in the new year.

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