Placer County Leads Nation in Job Growth

From Staff and Wire Reports

Placer County is No. 1 in the nation for employment growth, a recent study shows.

The U.S. Department of Labor report said Placer County led the nation in job growth with a 4.9% increase in jobs from March 2002 to March 2003.

During the same period, the national job market experienced a 0.3% decline.

The report compares employment statistics from the nation's 315 largest counties.

Much of the growth has taken place in expanding southern Placer County.

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