Insurance is on an upswing, according to a report released Thursday by InsuranceJobs.com.
The industry added 6,300 jobs in August, based on the latest employment numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
“The insurance carriers and related activities sub-sector grew by 0.25 percent last month and now sits roughly at 2.45 million employed insurance workers,” InsuranceJobs.com wrote in a statement. “Over the past year, the total number of employed workers has increased by 62,400 jobs, or 2.61 percent. In September 2013, the reported number of workers in the insurance carriers and related activities industry was 2.38 million.”
It isn’t just insurance, either. The finance and insurance sector as a whole added 11,100 jobs in September and has grown by 0.73% in the last year, reaching a total of 5.92 million workers.
“The largest gains of the past year occurred within the last 4 months: September (+11,100), August (+11,400), July (+10,200), and June (+10,000),” the report read.