3 Encouraging news about Jacksonville's job market. Researchers at the University of Central Florida say its been gradually improving - and will keep growing steadily over the next two years. Channel 4's Kumasi Aaron talked to a local workforce expert about the study - Kumasi? 3 3 The study says the biggest growth sector will be construction.That came as a welcome surprise to the expert I spoke with.But she says overall they've noticed job growth in Jacksonville, and the report will only encourage job seekers. 0-510-18CANDACE MOODY/WORKS OURCE 001411-18 We see thousands of people at worksource every day looking for jobs and I think that every bit of optimistic news makes the workers more optimistic.That's just one of the things Candace Moody of WorkSource in Jacksonville is taking away from a new study from the University of Central Florida.TAKE PREPRO: Researchers expect employment to grow by 2.1% in 2014, 2.2% in 2015 and 1.8% in 2016.The sector expected to see the most growth is construction, with an average annual growth rate of 8.7 percent.Behind it is the professional and business services sector at 3.2 percent.CANDACE MOODY/WORKS OURCE 00:13:32-48 "That's wonderful news for a lot of workers who have been shut out of the market for a very long time. 37 I think that's attributable to the increase in the housing market now that our foreclosure crisis has mostly passed were seeing a lot of houses being bought up by investors."TAKE PREPRO Another highlight from the study...personal income is expected to rise by 5.7 percent on average, boosting the real per capita income to an average of $39,800.TAKE PREPRO The study also predicts the unemployment rate in Jacksonville will be 6.1% this year, then fall to 5.9 percent in 2015 and stay at that rate in 2016CANDACE MOODY/WORKS OURCE 001259-1310 "We're definitely past that recession oppression that we've been experiencing for quite some time and jacksonvilles job growth is improving at a rate that's better than most of the state and the nation. 1309 So we're pleased about that." Moody did have some concerns about job growth.She says right now the health care act is causing a lot of uncertainty among employers who are not quite sure what they need to do.She says when employers are feeling uncertain about the cost of labor they're going to be hesitant about hiring.