Atlanta dead last in private-sector job creation

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ATLANTA -- Of the nation's 100 biggest markets, Atlanta came in dead last for private-sector job creation in July.

On Numbers reported Atlanta lost 12,500 private sector jobs from July 2010 to July 2011. No other area among the top 100 markets lost that many jobs.

Eighty-six of the nation's 100 biggest markets added private-sector jobs during the past year.

The New York City area posted the largest increase in raw numbers, adding 83,000 private-sector jobs between July 2010 and the same month this year. The runners-up were Houston (up 67,900 jobs), Dallas-Fort Worth (up 67,400) and Boston (up 59,700).

(Atlanta Business Chronicle)

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