Texas No. 1 in U.S. for biggest 5-year job gains

Texas tops the nation for adding jobs during the past half-decade.Texas added far more jobs than any other state in the country in the past five years.

The Lone Star State had 10,629,300 non-farm jobs as of November, a gain of 451,100 jobs since the same month in 2006, an analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics    data by The Business Journals’ On Numbers shows.

Louisiana was a distant second in the number of non-farm jobs added during that five-year span, with 57,000.

North Dakota saw the highest job percentage increase during the period, boosting payrolls by 12.67 percent. Texas saw the nation’s second-highest percentage employment gain, at 4.43 percent.

Just nine states and the District of Columbia have added jobs during that period.

View the complete On Numbers report including a searchable database of job numbers in all 50 states plus D.C.

via Texas No. 1 in U.S. for biggest 5-year job gains – Austin Business Journal.

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