Job Growth Strongest in West, South

Daily Real Estate News | NAR

Employment numbers are on the rise across most of the country, but job growth is strongest in the West and South. Utah posted the highest growth, at 3.3 percent. Thirty-one states and the District of Columbia saw annualized growth between 0.2 percent and 1.4 percent year over year in March, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Idaho and Nevada have the nation’s fastest-growing populations, which increased at rates of 2.2 percent and 2 percent, respectively, between July 1, 2016, and July 1, 2017. The next highest: Texas, Florida, California, Washington, and North Carolina.

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