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Where The Jobs Are

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The market for jobs in advertising, media and marketing was decidedly spotty last month, judging by the volume of help-wanted classified ads in Adweek. Though the year-to-date total for the U.S. is still running ahead of 2003's, we haven't yet seen the sort of double-digit rise that followed the ad recession of the early 1990s. In other words, the job market in advertising isn't much different this time than the broader labor market, whose recovery has been similarly tepid.