Houston Still Seeing Job Growth (Thank Christ)
Houston may not be big on that hip, trendy stuff likerecycling
, but we are kicking ass in a different category -- job growth.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has just released its June 2008 report on job growth in the country's 12 largest metropolitan areas.
Houston leads the way.
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The Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown area (and who wouldn't want to be lumped in with Baytown?) saw a 2.1 percent hike in employment from June 2007, compared to negative 0.1 percent nationwide.
Dallas was a close second with a 2.0 percent increase, but the drop-off was steep after that: Boston and Washington with 0.8 percent and Atlanta with 0.7 percent.
San Francisco, Miami, LA and Detroit were all in negative territory.
But they probably recycle more than we do.
-- Richard Connelly
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