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Phoenix posts strong job growth in new government data

Posted at 7:43 AM, Jul 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-08 10:43:01-04

PHOENIX — The Phoenix metropolitan area saw some of the strongest job growth during the past year, according to newly released data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Metro Phoenix saw 3.2% growth in non-farm employment from May 2018 to May 2019, according to BLS data.

That marks the biggest percentage growth rate among all major U.S. metro areas with populations of 1 million or more.

In raw numbers, the Valley added 66,500 jobs during the 12-month period.

Read more about the job report from the Phoenix Business Journal.