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Dallas and Houston lead U.S. in job growth

Dallas and Houston lead U.S. in job growth
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September 2019
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Texas
Houston Chronicle/ Associated Press

Texas cities led the nation in job growth this summer, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Among the 12 largest metro areas in the country, Houston ranked second in the nation for its rate of annual job growth of 3 percent in July, only beat out by Dallas, which had an annual growth rate of 3.5 percent. That was double the growth rate of the nation, which had 1.5 percent growth in jobs during July.

Houston's manufacturing sector added 11,000 jobs in July from a year ago, an increase of 4.8 percent, which was much stronger gains than the nation's manufacturing sector, which only added 1.2 percent in the month of July.

Originally posted on Houston Chronicle

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