Thursday, September 3, 2009

Jax lost nearly 25K jobs in last year

"The nation’s three biggest labor markets were also its three largest losers in employment during the past 12 months, and Jacksonville posted job declines of 4 percent, according to figures released Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics."

"The Los Angeles area lost 240,100 jobs between July 2008 and the same month this year, the biggest decline in raw numbers anywhere in America. The Chicago and New York City markets were the runners-up with losses of 206,200 and 157,900 jobs, respectively."

"Jacksonville notched a year-over-year decline of 24,800 jobs, making it the 36th-worst of the top 100 markets in the country in terms of number of jobs lost."

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