US Economy Adds 288,000 Jobs in April

According to a recent article from GlobeSt, US employment rose by 288,000 while unemployment to 6.3% last month. Among sectors, professional and business services, retail trade and food services were just some of the leaders in job postings. 

Here are some highlights as reported by GlobeSt;

  • Professional and business services added 75,000 jobs in April. Employment in this industry has been increasing by an average of 55,000 per month over the prior 12 months.
  • Retail trade employment rose by 35,000 in April. Over the past 12 months, employment in this industry has grown by 327,000.
  • Employment in construction grew by 32,000, with job growth in heavy and civil engineering construction and residential building. Construction has added 189,000 jobs over the past year, with almost three-fourths of the gain occurring in the past 6 months.
  • Health care employment increased by 19,000 in April, in line with the prior 12-month average gain of 17,000 per month.
  • Employment in other major industries, including manufacturing, transportation and warehousing, information, financial activities, and government, changed little over the month.

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Virginia MacKoul

Virginia is a graduate from the University of Florida's College of Design Construction and Planning with a degree in Sustainability and the Built Environment, and a minor in Urban Regional Planning. Virginia joined the Front Street team in 2011, as an intern. Upon graduation, Virginia joined the Front Street team full-time as the Director of Client Services. Ms. MacKoul’s addition furthers Front Street’s continued growth and expansion within Gainesville and other North Central Florida markets. She was promoted to Director of Marketing in 2014 and now manages the firm’s team of interns and oversees all marketing and branding activity. Virginia was born in Boston and moved to Lee County, Florida in 1997. Virginia graduated her high school's International Baccalaureate program and started at the University of Florida with a focus on Architecture. Virginia shares Front Street's passion of giving back to the community and those in need. Virginia's hobbies include photography, cooking, football, movies, music, and spending time with her dog, Brinkley.

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