Nashville among fastest growing cities in job creation

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The Nashville region continues to be among the top U.S. cities for job growth, according to recent rankings by the National Association of Realtors. Over the last 12 months, May 2012 through May 2013, the region has had a 3.7 percent increase in job creation. 

Based on data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the National Association of Realtors’ Economists’ Outlook blog compared job growth of the top-performing large cities Austin, Texas; Nashville, Tenn.; Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas; and Houston, Texas. The Nashville region ranks second to Austin by only a tenth of a percent, 3.8 percent to Nashville’s 3.7 percent. 

By comparison, the national job growth rate average is 1.6 percent. This ranking comes on the heels of revised data this spring from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, which positioned the Nashville MSA as the No. 1 region for job growth in the U.S. for 2012. The new job growth comparisons for the last half of 2012 and the first five months of 2013 show the Nashville region is continuing to foster an environment for businesses to prosper. 

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