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Employment uptake: increase in private jobs

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by Lannie Walker

Guam - A report from the Department of Labor issued today shows an increase in the total number of jobs on Guam over the last year. There are 1,900 more jobs since 2009 according to data prepared by Gary Hiles, chief economist with DOL. Hiles reports private sector jobs rose by 1,280 jobs, while Government of Guam employment declined by 820 jobs.

Federal employment remained unchanged.

Private average weekly hours increased by 9.7%. The estimates in the release are based on the current employment statistics survey conducted quarterly by the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration.

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