NYT is doing a great job with The UpShot to look at the data and understand the trends.
Here is the snippet of analysis. I can look at the chart whole day comprehending how each industry handled the recession. And probably get a clue on where to invest the next time around.
A Mixed Recovery
Industries in the health care and energy sectors grew substantially over the last five years, while jobs in real estate and construction continued to shrink. Industries that paid in the middle of the wage spectrum generally lost jobs. And while the private sector overall is back to its pre-recession level, it hasn’t added the roughly 10 million jobs needed to keep up with growth in the working-age population.