The unemployment rate was lower in February than at the same time last year in 344 of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 372 metropolitan statistical areas, according to an April 10 report. In other words, the vast majority of U.S. cities continued to add jobs.
Using the BLS data, CNBC.com ranked the ten U.S. metropolitan areas that showed the greatest job growth between February 2011 and February 2012. Catherine Varner, economist for BLS Current Employment Statistics State and Area Division, offered her insights into what these numbers mean.
Read ahead to see which cities topped our list.
By Daniel Bukszpan
Posted 12 April 2012