In Job Growth, TN Ranks No. 42

A new analysis of federal data shows not many states lost more jobs in the last five years than Tennessee, reports the Memphis Business Journal.
According to On Numbers, a Memphis Business Journal affiliate, Tennessee has lost 170,600 jobs since 2006, the 42nd worst state performance. Texas was the big winner in On Numbers’ midyear analysis of employment trends, adding 537,500 non-farm jobs between June 2006 and June 2011, based on the latest seasonally adjusted figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Louisiana saw the second-biggest increase by any state during the five years, gaining 55,900 non-farm jobs. North Dakota was third with a raw increase of 41,700. On Numbers used BLS data to calculate raw and percentage changes in employment between the midpoints of 2006 and 2011.

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