Graphic Design Employment Up +6%, Agencies up +2.8%
By Dr. Joe Webb Published: May 12, 2016 Content creation is in a strong uptrend based on the latest employment data. Graphic design employment is up +6%, and has taken over from public relations employment as the surging area of hiring. Ad agenices, excluding public relations employment, is up +3.1% since last year. What's happening in periodicals and newspapers? We'd rather not say, but the employment levels there are back to mid-1980s and late 1940s, respectively, so we'll just leave it at that. Printing employment is in a slow decline (-1.3%), likely the effect of consolidation forces, production employment is down slightly (-0.6%), but supervisory employment is down -2.9%. This supports the data trend where printing shipments have been rising (with near-stability of production personnel) and revenues per employee have set a new inflation-adjusted high (with consolidation's downsizing of administrative staffs). We'll know more about these measures next week, when the revised industry shipments for recent years will be released.used office supplies thermal label printer printed kraft bags custom catalog

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