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Inside the post-recession economy: A look at the industries of tomorrow

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - MAY 21: A job seeker fills out an application during a career fair at the Southeast Community Facility Commission on May 21, 2014 in San Francisco, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Friday's Labor Department numbers show a fourth month of growth with 217,000 jobs added to the U.S. economy, while the unemployment rate holds at 6.3 percent.

Five years since the Great Recession tapered, America has regained all the jobs lost during the downturn. Does it really feel that way though?

In a stunning infographic and 255 charts, The New York Times illustrates which sectors are flourishing, which have been the victim of the recession and how wages are faring. If you are in the housing sector, chances are your outlook has not been sunny. Folks in the health care field and luxury goods have less trouble finding work, but the wages are lackluster.

If you are interested in job mobility, where do you place your hopes? If your industry, such as bookstores and florists, has suffered, how do you find an edge or stay resilient?


Gary Burtless, Labor Economist, The Brookings Institution; The New York Times consulted with him to produce the aforementioned infographic.

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