Texas is Top Employment State in Mid-Year Trend Analysis, Followed by Louisiana and North Dakota
The report was conducted by On Numbers, a research division of the American City Business Journals national chain of newspapers. On Numbers used the latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data to calculate raw and percentage changes in employment between the midpoints of 2006 and 2011.
Big winner Texas added 537,500 nonfarm jobs between June 2006 and June 2011. That increase is almost 10 times larger than the second-biggest increase by any state during the five-year time period. Louisiana came is second, with a gain of 55,900 nonfarm jobs. North Dakota ranked third with a raw increase of 41,700, and took first place in percentage rankings with a five-year gain of 11.84 percent in nonfarm employment.
In addition, On Numbers looked at year-by-year trends since 2006. The only state that increased its nonfarm employment each year during that five-year span was North Dakota. Texas was one of the five states that had four increases and one loss.
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