The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce released it's "2012 Chamber Jobs Report," and overall jobs were added, but at a slow rate.
In total, area employers added 1,669 jobs in 2012. Overall employment in the greater Charlottesville region is still slightly below pre-recession levels, but making a modest recovery.
Private sector employment dropped in Fluvanna, and Greene counties, but grew in Nelson and Orange counties. Job growth in Louisa County remained unchanged.
The report also found Albemarle County to be the region's leading employer. Since 2002 more than 10,000 jobs were added, which is more than 85 percent of the total job growth added in the entire region.
Manufacturing, was one of the region's largest employment sectors in 2002, but 10 years later that is not the case. The manufacturing industry lost a net total of 2,743 jobs. Another troubling jobs area is construction, which lost 1,271 jobs.
Trade, transportation & utilities hold the largest segment of jobs, with 17,829 jobs. Leisure & hospitality is second with 13,115 jobs. Other leading industries were professional & business services, and education and health services.