The graph below was created using Google’s chart tools.
The horizontal bar graph shows the growth in employment on a percentage basis from 2000 to 2008 for 13 business sectors.
The graph indicates that most employment growth has been in businesses providing services. Interesting is the growth in mining employment, possibly reflecting a greater demand for energy and elements and minerals needed in technology devices.
The data should be useful both to those seeking careers where jobs might be more plentiful and employers competing for workers.
The data in the graph was obtained from US Census Bureau statistics. These statistics can be reviewed by clicking here (PDF file).