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Longview area tops in Texas for job growth

By Mike Elswick
Aug. 23, 2011 at 6:03 a.m.

The Longview area was ranked the top spot in Texas for job growth in the past year.

The Real Estate Center at Texas A&M on Tuesday released a report showing the Longview metro area of Gregg, Rusk and Upshur counties posted a 4.2 percent rate of employment growth for the period of June 2010 to this past June.

That rate outpaced 25 other metro areas in Texas, including Dallas, Houston and Austin. It also topped second place Odessa, which had a job growth rate of 3.5 percent for the year, according to the Real Estate Center.

Look for more on this story in Wednesday's Longview News-Journal.



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