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N.J. metro area has highest percent employment increase over past year

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The Camden metro area came in on top among the nation's metropolitan regions as the area which had the largest over-the-year percentage growth in employment, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The BLS data cited that the Camden metro area’s nonfarm employment increased by 3.7 percent from February 2016 to February 2017.

The BLS compared data from 34 of the 38 metropolitan divisions nationwide, including all five metro areas that cover New Jersey, putting Camden at the top, just above Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas.

The Top 10 metro areas are as follows:

  1. Camden;
  2. Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
  3. Philadelphia, Pennslyvania
  4. Seattle-Bellevue-Everette, Washington
  5. Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
  6. Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, Florida
  7. Tacoma-Lakewood, Washington
  8. San Fransisco-Redwood City-South San Fransisco, California
  9. Nassau County-Suffolk County, New York
  10. Silver Spring-Frederick-Rockville, Maryland

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Emily Bader

Emily Bader


Emily Bader is the Web Editor and Social Media Coordinator at NJBIZ. She is a Brielle, N.J. native and a Rutgers University alum. You can contact her at emilyb@njbiz.com.

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