May 2011 Index Highlights:
-Annual growth rate at 7 percent in May, marking the 16th consecutive month of year-over-year growth
-Springtime recruitment remains strong in April-May timeframe despite 1 percent (2 points) month-over-month decline which is not uncommon for this time of year
-27 of the 28 metro markets showed positive annual growth in May
-The healthcare and social assistance sector remains positive, driven primarily by solid growth for healthcare support workers
By Tim Spagnola
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