Steady job growth in many areas
It’s a good time to be in business services or the hospitality industry.
The Augusta Leading Economic Index (LEI) indicated an 8.1 percent change in employment in professional and business services in 2016, while leisure and hospitality saw a 5.7 percent increase.
Financial activities and information industries saw the biggest decrease at 2.6 percent and 3.6 respectively.
In 2016 Augusta added 6,100 jobs compared to the previous released data indicating about 2,000 jobs. 2017 has started well and the uptick in the LEI indicates an improving outlook.