Industry Employment Up in October
The insurance industry added 6,700 jobs in October as the unemployment rate dropped to 6.9 percent, according to figures reported by the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). For the insurance industry, jobs grew by 0.24 percent over September’s numbers.
Data by industry segment are available only on an unadjusted basis for the prior month. For September compared to August, the BLS reports employment in insurance agencies and brokerages was up 0.57 percent with 859,600 jobs.