If you’re a recent college graduate or are looking for a career change, you might be interested to see how jobs in the marketing and advertising industry have held up overtime.
Using numbers from the AdAge DataCenter, I mapped out the employment trends for the greater advertising industry. Data initially comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and shows industry changes from January 2000 through early 2011.
The last two major U.S. recessions show dips across the board. Overtime, the newspaper industry has seen the greatest drop in job numbers, while the area of marketing consulting is the only field to have seen an increase.
And how are we doing now? The precipitous slide during the most recent recession has ended, but none of the industries appear to be increasing employment at a particularly rapid pace.
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