HOUSTON - The Houston metropolitan area’s job growth of 3.2 percent from July 2011 to July 2012 ranked it No. 2 among large cities nationwide, according to an Arizona State University report by the W.P. Carey School of Business analyzing data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Only San Francisco has a higher rate with 3.5 percent.
The study noted that Houston’s health care job growth of 6.5 percent over the year was a major driver for the city’s overall growth.
Meanwhile, Texas’ job growth rate was 2.1 percent, ranking it No. 7. Only 12 states had job growth at or above 2 percent. Nationally, the job growth rate was 1.4 percent, translating to an addition of 1.83 million jobs.
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