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U.S. Travel Industry Adds 14,900 Jobs in April

May 6, 2011 By: George Dooley Travel Agent

The most recent jobs report by the U.S. Labor Department illustrates the U.S. travel industry's ability to create jobs, the U.S. Travel Association noted. The report shows that the travel industry added 14,900 jobs in April and, in the first four months of 2011, it expanded employment payrolls by 59,300, accounting for eight percent of all jobs created so far this year.

Jobs in the travel industry have grown 38 percent faster than in the rest of the economy, demonstrating travel's ability to put people to work quickly.

"The travel industry is a major job creator for the U.S. economy," said Roger Dow, president and CEO of the U.S. Travel Association. "Travel has added more jobs than mining, construction, utilities, information, and finance combined in 2011."

On May 12, U.S. Travel will release a comprehensive report to add 1.3 million jobs through a series of visa policy recommendations to help the United States achieve its goal of becoming more competitive in the global travel market. Implementation of the report's key recommendations will expand U.S. exports and drive economic growth.


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By George Dooley | May 6, 2011
The travel industry is a major job creator for the U.S. economy.
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