Two-thirds of insurance companies intend to increase staff in 2015, according to the “Semi-Annual U.S. Insurance Labor Outlook Study,” conducted by recruiting firm The Jacobson Group and industry benchmarking firm Ward Group. That is an increase of eight points since the July 2014 survey and the highest rate since 2009, when the survey began.

The unemployment rate for the insurance industry now stands at 2.3 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, continuing the recent trend of low industry unemployment.

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