Tennessee Named A Top Destination State For Jobs

knoxvilleTennessee has been named one of the top destination states for jobs, according to recent report from CNBC. The report lists the top ten states for jobs over the past twenty years, from 1990 to 2010. On the list of top states for jobs, Tennessee was ranked #7.

The Top Destination States for Jobs were as follows:

(1) Florida
(2) Texas
(3) North Carolina
(4) Georgia
(5) Arizona
(6) Nevada
(7) Tennessee
(8) Colorado
(9) Washington
(10) South Carolina

Data for this list of states was gathered from a Manhattan Institute study, entitled, “The Great California Exodus: A Closer Look.” Over the past twenty years, the state has lost 3.4 million residents. Prior to losing so many residents, California’s population increased 137% after World War II. The Manhattan Institute compiled data for the study from the Census, the Internal Revenue Service, the California’s Department of Finance, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Tennessee was named one of the top destination states for jobs due to its job growth and low unemployment rate. Tennessee was one of the fifteen states during 2009 and 2010 where unemployment went down. From 2009 to 2010, roughly 140,000 moved to the state of Tennessee to seek employment. Tennessee is home to many major employers including FedEx, Volkswagon, and the North American headquarters of Nissan. The state of Tennessee is currently the number one state for car manufacturing.

The Knoxville area has also recently received nods for job growth and low unemployment rates. This past summer the Knoxville area was been ranked one of the Fastest Growing Cities and one of the Top Cities For Economic Growth Potential, by Business Facilities magazine. This past spring Knoxville was named the Best Places for Jobs, by Forbes Magazine. And, last year, Farragut was also named the Most Business Friendly City in Tennessee for 2011.

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