Labor stats show Nashville led nation in job growth in 2012

The Nashville area led the nation in job growth last year, with a 3.9 percent increase from 2011 to 2012, according to revised labor data recently released.

Revised 2012 data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows job growth in the Nashville Metropolitan Statistical Area — which includes Davidson County and surrounding areas including Franklin and Murfreesboro — was highest among other metropolitan areas with populations greater than 1 million.

Houston came in a close second, with 3.83 percent job growth, followed by Austin, Texas, with 3.55 percent.

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