U.S. ad agency employment is at its highest level since 2001, a sign of strength in an industry that is adapting to the digital era. Advertising agencies employed 199,100 people in October, the highest level since May 2001, according to Ad Age Datacenter's analysis of jobs data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Robust employment is an indication of how the agency business is successfully navigating marketing's transition to digital. Agencies from all advertising and marketing-services disciplines generated nearly 40% of 2014 U.S. revenue from digital services, according to Ad Age Datacenter's analysis. Ad agencies have added 38,500 jobs since agency employment hit its recession-era nadir of 160,600 in January 2010.
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