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Higher education job growth continues on a faster pace than the overall U.S. employment during the second quarter, though the difference in growth rates is closing, according to a recent report from HighEdJobs, a job and career information source for the academic industry.

Based on an analysis by HigherEdJobs of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ data, jobs in higher education increased 2.1 percent during the second quarter as opposed to 1.4 percent growth for all U.S. jobs for a difference of 0.7 percentage points. During the second quarter of 2011, higher education jobs openings grew 2.2 percent while other jobs grew 1 percent, representing a gap of 1.2 percentage points.

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