Nashville Buisness Journal
Music City gained 6,800 jobs from April 2010 to April 2011, ranking it 32nd of the nation’s largest metros. Twenty-seven of the metros lost jobs, 72 added jobs and one was unchanged.
Metro Nashville had an estimated 738,300 jobs in April.
The Texas twins – Dallas and Houston – continue to set the employment pace for the nation. The two metros have added 134,200 non-farm jobs in the past 12 months, the equivalent of 368 new jobs every day.
Dallas-Fort Worth is No. 1 in the country with an increase of 83,100 non-farm jobs between April 2010 and the same month this year. Houston is No. 2 with a gain of 51,100.
Rounding out the top five are Chicago (up 37,100 non-farm jobs), Los Angeles (up 36,200) and Washington (up 25,700) markets.
The biggest losses occurred in two California metros: Riverside-San Bernardino (down 16,400 non-farm jobs) and Sacramento (down 14,600).