The region, which includes
The increase was broad, as categories ranging from transportation to hospitality to business and professional services all posted gains.
Contributing some of the largest increases were employment services, 2,500 jobs; health care and social work, 5,000; and specialty trade construction, 1,100.
The figures are not adjusted for seasonal fluctuations, thus are best compared with the same month in prior years.
After sputtering briefly during recession early in the decade, the