Silicon Valley and Houston Lead the U.S. in Job Creation

by CoyDavidson on August 31, 2011

Dallas-Fort Worth Among Top Metros

Unemployment rates were lower in July than a year earlier in 257 of the 372 metropolitan areas, higher in 94 areas, and unchanged in 21 areas, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today.

Over the past year, nonfarm employment rose in 27 of the 36 metropolitan areas with annual average employment levels above 750,000 in 2010. The largest over-the-year percentage increases in employment in these large metropolitan areas were posted in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, Calif. (+3.5 percent), Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas (+2.6 percent), Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Mass.- N.H. (+2.5 percent), and Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas, and Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wis. (+2.3 percent each).

Annual Job Growth % by Metro (July 2011)

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