U.S. job outlook good, especially for real estate, say Dept. of Labor, Monster by Jim Townsend in Real Estate, Recruitment 10 Dec 2012 The U.S. Dept. of Labor recently announced a low 7.7 percent unemployment rate. Now the Monster Employment Index for October, its latest, agrees that things are looking up for job seekers. Construction, real estate and rental categories show the most job growth. <img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-30764" This article is only available to AIM Group clients. Please subscribe now or log in to view. Share construction jobsmonster employment indexreal estate jobsrental jobs Jim Townsend Jim Townsend, editorial director and a principal of the AIM Group, is a career journalist, consultant and interactive media pioneer with more than 35 years of experience in news management. Townsend joined the AIM Group in 2001 as an analyst and consultant and became a part-owner in 2003. He is based in Houston. He leads a global team of analysts who report media industry trends in North and South America, Europe, India, Asia, Australia and other countries in the Pacific Rim.