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PHOENIX — A new report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics found that the Phoenix area led the nation in most jobs created over the last year.
The Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale metro area added about 66,500 nonfarm jobs from May 2018 to May 2019, a 3.2% increase, according to the report released Wednesday.
Phoenix just barely beat out the San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward metro area in California, which added about 66,400 jobs in the same time period.
The state added a total of about 75,000 jobs, and all of the state’s metro areas included in the report experienced job growth except for Lake Havasu City-Kingman and Sierra Vista-Douglas.
The state’s top sectors for job creation were education and health services (17,200 jobs), construction