Hizzoner Kasim Reed sent out an email today touting a recent Arizona State University study that found Atlanta had the second-fastest job growth of “major metropolitan areas” in 2011.
From The AJC report:
Only Houston beats Atlanta, according to researcher Lee McPheters, whose findings are based on the latest jobs figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Atlanta had 3.1 percent job growth between January 2011 and January 2012, compared with Houston’s 3.7 percent growth. The figures reflect non-agricultural job growth among populations of at least a million workers.