Top 5 growing job markets in 2011

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released its full year ranked data on job growth in metropolitan areas nationwide, as reported by New Geography.

March 26, 2012
employment growth, metro areas, top 5, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS, 2011

employment growth, metro areas, top 5, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS, 2011

The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released its full year ranked data on job growth in metropolitan areas nationwide, as reported by New Geography. 51 regions—all sporting populations of 1 million people or higher—were included on the 2011 list. Cities were ranked based on the percent of increase in jobs between 2010 and 2011. Below are the top five:



1. Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas (2.85 percent)

2. San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif. (2.69 percent)

3. Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas (2.57 percent)

4. Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, N.C.-S.C. (2.38 percent)

5. Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, Tenn. (2.37 percent)

To see the rest of the list, click here.

 

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