The good news keeps coming for Texas. With 46,600 jobs added in July, the state ranked No. 1 nationwide in job growth, according to just-released data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Overall in July, 36 states and Washington, D.C., added jobs. Thirteen states lost jobs and one, Iowa, saw no change. Ohio saw the largest monthly decline, losing 12,400 jobs.
Texas has been No. 1 in jobs added three other times this year. Unlike some other states, Texas has seen job growth across all of its major industry groups.
Texas also leads the nation in job creation over the last 12 months with 396,200 jobs for an annualized rate of 3.5 percent.
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Texas dominates Forbes’ brand-new list of the Best Cities for Future Job Growth 2014. Dallas comes in at No. 5 on the list.
The Lone Star State held five of the top 10 positions on the list.
Naples, Fla., led the list with a projected job growth of 4.1 percent, according to Forbes.
Austin was No. 2 with a projected job growth of 4.1 percent. Dallas has a projected job growth of 3.8 percent.
McAllen (No. 3), Houston (No. 9) and San Antonio (No. 10) were the other Texas cities to make the top 10.
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