The Austin Business Journal has had two great articles about Jobs over the last two days.
Austin Business Journal
Austin is among 13 of the nation’s 100 biggest labor markets to have regained all of the jobs that were lost during the recession.
The Capital City is ranked the third most prosperous metro during that five-year span adding 37,900 private-sector jobs, according to the Business Journals’ On Numbers, which used preliminary data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Latest from The Business Journals Phoenix ranks near bottom for post-recession private-sector job growthSouth Florida is fourth worst in regaining jobsUH study: Consumers not affected by a recession still spend less Follow this company data to compare 2011 private-sector employment levels against officials figures for 2006, the last full year before the recession’s onset.
Texas dominated the top labor markets that regained lost recession jobs, taking four of the top five spots. Houston gained the most jobs since the recession with 109,700. New Orleans came in second place with 39,400. Dallas-Fort Worth and San Antonio round out the top five, adding 36,000 and 25,200 private-sector jobs between 2006 and 2011, respectively.
By percentage gains, Austin added 6.64 percent more jobs between 2006 and 2011. This is the third-largest percentage increase in the nation after New Orleans and McAllen-Edinburg, respectively.
The other 87 biggest labor markets are still fighting to break even.
The biggest private-sector deficit exists in Los Angeles, which had 432,000 fewer jobs last year than in 2006.
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Austin adds 13,200 private-sector jobs in 2011
Austin added 13,200 jobs last year, ranking it No. 17 on a list of best private-sector job gains in 2011, according to a study by the Business Journals’ On Numbers.
Texas continues to post the biggest employment gains across America.Houston was ranked No. 1 adding 63,400 jobs during that time period. Dallas-Fort Worth came in second with an increase of 62,500.
Rounding out the top five were New York City (up 61,100 private-sector jobs in a year), Los Angeles (up 40,500) and Boston (up 40,100).
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The 2011 figures offer a hint of economic optimism. Eighty-seven of the 100 markets added private-sector jobs last year, suggesting that a broad-based recovery could be taking hold.
Atlanta fared the worst among the 13 markets that continued to decline, losing 5,100 private-sector jobs between 2010 and 2011.