Jobs can’t keep up with population growth in many states

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Aug 12, 2011 Comments Off

Migration has caused an increased job deficit in many states, such as California or Texas, where the working-age population has grown far beyond the number of jobs available to support them.  California and Texas would need to create 11.2% and 5.6% more positions, respectively, in order to accommodate in-coming job seekers and take the states back to their pre-recession unemployment rates.

The only state that is actually doing better than it was during the recession is Utah, which has the lowest unemployment rate at 3.2% and has 14,580 open positions. Read more about states with job deficits.