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A spike in the number of agent and broker jobs added in May drove an overall net gain of 900 jobs industry-wide for the month compared to April, according to an Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) analysis of U.S. Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics figures.

The figures do not differentiate between property and casualty and life agents, but in May, employment for agents and brokers increased by 4,100 to 641,700. The I.I.I. says agent and broker employment typically increases in May over April, but not by this much.

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