June 02, 2011

Nashville Gained 6,800 Jobs in Past Year

Nashville Buisness Journal
Music City gained 6,800 jobs from April 2010 to April 2011, ranking it 32nd of the nation’s largest metros. Twenty-seven of the metros lost jobs, 72 added jobs and one was unchanged.
Metro Nashville had an estimated 738,300 jobs in April.
The Texas twins – Dallas and Houston – continue to set the employment pace for the nation. The two metros have added 134,200 non-farm jobs in the past 12 months, the equivalent of 368 new jobs every day.
Dallas-Fort Worth is No. 1 in the country with an increase of 83,100 non-farm jobs between April 2010 and the same month this year. Houston is No. 2 with a gain of 51,100.
Rounding out the top five are Chicago (up 37,100 non-farm jobs), Los Angeles (up 36,200) and Washington (up 25,700) markets.
The biggest losses occurred in two California metros: Riverside-San Bernardino (down 16,400 non-farm jobs) and Sacramento (down 14,600).