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Employment Report: Total PR Jobs Up 4.2%, Advertising Down 2.1%

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Advertising Age has published its year end “Annual” issue, a data heavy set of reports covering just about everything from agency rankings to leading search engine optimization keywords.

However, one part of the issue we’re especially interested in is the U.S. Media and Advertising/Marketing-Services Jobs report. According to AdAge’s numbers, PR gained 2,100 jobs from 12/07 to 10/08, which accounts to a 4.2% overall increase. Meanwhile, ad agencies saw a loss of 4,000 jobs for a 2.1% overall decrease.

The hottest growth sectors overall were Internet Media Cos./Web Portals, which grew by 6.5% and Cable TV, which grew by 5.2%. Read the full report here.

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