Seattle ranked fifth nationally for job growth between January 2011 and January 2012, according to a new study, which indicated Washington state ranked No. 15 nationally for job growth during the same time.
The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University study indicated that Houston (up 3.7 percent), Atlanta (up 3.1 percent), and Denver (up 2.5 percent) led the nation in job growth last year, followed by Dallas (up 2.4 percent) and Seattle (up 2.2 percent). North Dakota led the nation’s states in job growth in 2011, up 6.3 percent. Washington state job growth increased 1.49 percent, improving upon the 0.99 percent job growth a year earlier.