Who’s Hiring in the Key Swing States?

Healthcare and education industries winning, but jobless rates still major issue

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As Election Day nears, everyone has their eye on the key swing states that are most likely to decide who the next president of the United States will be. And a top concern and key campaign issue in those states remains unemployment and the industries providing the most jobs.

According to reports, within key swing states (Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, and Wisconsin), hiring in healthcare and education are on the rise, but unemployment isn’t exactly decreasing. Also noted, jobs in top employing fields, especially education, could be “the result of a short-term hiring surge or the filling of vacant positions rather than the creation of a new ones.” Add to that, “the numbers of jobs that are being created, it’s probably not going to be statistically significant in higher ed, even though there’s growth,” Alison Doyle, an About.com job search and employment expert, told U.S. News and World Report.

Though polls in these states show a close race between President Obama and Republican candidate, Mitt Romney, when all is said and done, job seekers’ ultimate goal is to find work and provide for their families.

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