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10 States Adding the Most Net Jobs in 2013


Just 10 states will account for more than half of total U.S. employment growth this year, largely because they're all big-population states. With a large base, it doesn't take the fastest rate of growth to rack up big gains, and nine of the 10 states on the biggest-gainers list also rank in the top 10 for population size.

But hiring growth in states such as California, New York and North Carolina has barely kept up with population growth, resulting in unemployment rates that remain higher than the national rate of 7.8% at the end of 2012.


Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics, IHS Global Insights, Moody's Analytics, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, state economic data


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