Houston and Texas among top 5 cities, states for job growth (Houston Business Journal)
Houston is one of the top five cities for job growth, and the No. 1 city in Texas, which also landed among the top five states for job growth, a new analysis found.
With 3.5 percent job growth from 2012 to 2013, Houston ranked No. 4 on the list of metropolitan areas with 1 million or more workers. Dallas was the only other Texas city to make the top 10, tying for No. 8 with Los Angeles, Miami and San Diego.
That's down from the previous report, released in 2012, when Houston ranked No. 1 and Dallas ranked No. 4.
Among the top 10 states, Texas tied for No. 4 with Colorado, both reporting 2.9 percent growth. Texas also ranked No. 4 in 2012.
Nationwide, job growth increased 1.7 percent, the same pace as in 2012, the ASU report said.
Topping the cities list with 4 percent growth was Riverside, Calif., which also led all metro areas in job growth for construction, wholesale trade, warehousing and health care.
With 3.6 percent growth, North Dakota ranked No. 1 among the states once again, thanks in large part to its oil and gas production.
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