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Fifty-eight percent of companies polled intend to increase staff in 2018, according to the latest semi-annual U.S. Insurance Labor Outlook Study conducted by The Jacobson Group and Ward Group, a part of Aon plc. Additionally, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the unemployment rate for the insurance industry is at 2.2% while the national average is closer to 4.1%

The study, which highlights key labor trends and important staffing forecasts for the industry, found that job vacancies are still moderately difficult to fill. However, recruiting is less difficult in most disciplines than it was one year ago. This is welcome news for the insurance industry during Insurance Careers Month

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