published Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

What are Tennessee's top five area for employment gains?

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    Staff Photo by John Rawlston
    Iris Rowe, who lives in Chattanooga, looks at job listings on a computer at the Georgia Department of Labor's Northwest Georgia Career Center office in Fort Oglethorpe.

Among Tennessee’s five biggest metropolitan areas, employment growth in the past year exceeded the statewide average of 3.59 percent in three major metro areas. In the past year, employment grew 4.6 percent in metro Cleveland, Tenn., but only 0.2 percent in metro Dalton, Ga.

1 NASHVILLE, yearly employment growth of 5 percent, or 36,190 jobs.

2 KNOXVILLE, yearly employment growth of 4.24 percent, or 14,040 jobs

3 TRI-CITIES of Kingsport, Johnson City and Bristol, yearly employment growth of 3.76 percent, or 5,000 jobs.

4 CHATTANOOGA, yearly employment growth of 3.26 percent, or 7,620 jobs.

5 MEMPHIS, yearly employment growth of 2.69 percent, or 14,570 jobs.

Source: Employment percentage change from April 2010 to April 2011, Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development

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