Insurance industry employment year over year was up for every sector— save one — in September, according to data published Friday by the U.S. Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and compiled by the New York City-based Insurance Information Institute.

For the 12 months ending in September, Property and Casualty (P&C) carrier employment rose by 3,000, or 0.6%, to 523,900. But employment in this category was down 1,200, or 0.2%, in September from August.

P&C carrier employment has been rising for the past 18 months for the most part, but has slipped in the past three months. It is now back to where it was in January — and before that, in December 2012.

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