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A survey by the National Association for Business Economists finds that 43 percent of firms queried say they plan to hire between now and the end of the year. That's up 3 percent from a similar survey done in April and it's the highest number in a year.

Ryan Avent, economics correspondent for The Economist says hiring in sectors like higher education, health care, high tech manufacturing is picking up.

Avent told Here & Now's Monica Brady-Myerov that even though social media websites are booming, Facebook only employs about 2,000, compared to the 2 million constructions jobs that were recently lost.

"It takes a lot of Facebooks to make up the gap created in construction and manufacturing and elsewhere, it's just hard to see how that's going to translate into full employment," he said.

Guest:

  • Ryan Avent, economics correspondent for The Economist

This segment aired on July 20, 2011.

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