Seattle job addition ninth-best in U.S. – Puget Sound Business Journal

Seattle added 33,700 jobs in the past year, which is the ninth-highest gain for cities in the country.

America’s major metropolitan areas added nearly 1 million jobs during the past year.

On Numbers, the research division of American City Business Journals, totaled the latest employment figures for the nation’s 100 biggest labor markets, using newly released data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The 100 major metros had 89.81 million nonfarm jobs in April 2012, up 923,500 from the same month a year ago. The year-to-year increase was 1.04 percent.

New York City and Stockton, Calif., led the way. New York posted the strongest raw gain, adding 85,000 nonfarm jobs in 12 months.

via Seattle job addition ninth-best in U.S. – Puget Sound Business Journal.

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