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Few economic sectors were left unscathed by the latest recession. Compounding the economic blow of job losses, the three sectors with the greatest reduction in employment all provide average monthly earnings above the statewide average.
The construction industry took the biggest direct hit from the fallout of the housing and financial crisis. Manufacturing, financial activities, retail, and other service-providing industries also lost significant numbers of jobs. The few sectors that have grown during the recession include health care, social assistance, and private educational services.
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