Modest job growth in Seattle area still among best in U.S.on September 28, 2011 @ 12:09 pm (Updated: 3:41 pm - 9/28/11 )
The Seattle area, including the Bellevue and Everett employment centers, added more than 32,000 non-farm jobs since August of last year. That's an increase of about two-and-a-half percent, one of the best percentage bumps in the nation.
The info from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics comes from payroll data.
A wider look at the U.S. jobs picture shows unemployment rates were lower last month compared to one year ago in 70 percent of the more than 370 metropolitan areas measured.
Big cities adding jobs since August of 2010 include Houston, New York, Boston, and Dallas-Fort Worth. Big employment centers where jobs were lost in the last year include Atlanta, Kansas City, Philadelphia, and Indianapolis.
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