5 bright spots in a dim jobs picture

Dig deep into the latest employment numbers, and you can find a few sectors that shine.

Where the jobs are
Where the jobs are
Finding bad news in Friday's job report wasn't hard -- job growth was way below projections, the unemployment rate still hovers above 9%, and most industries saw job losses in June.

But a few sectors created jobs and have been doing so for months, bucking the national trend and giving workers hope. Here's a look at a few of the bright spots from the government's latest numbers.

By Josh Dawsey, contributor - Last updated July 13 2011: 12:54 PM ET
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Judging by the latest report on the state of the U.S. jobs market, it looks as if the economy may take an extended vacation.