A recent release from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed which American cities gained the most from June's job growth. The organization's data showed that unemployment rates fell in most metropolitan areas in the country.
In 369 of the 372 metro areas surveyed, unemployment rates in June 2014 dropped from 2013's figures. In 74 of these areas, the jobless rate was below 5 percent, while only 10 cities exceeded 10 percent unemployment. Longview, Washington, had the biggest decline in its rate, which dropped 3.4 percentage points. Throughout the country, more than 90 metro areas had unemployment decreases of more than 2 percentage points.
The employment picture over the year was also sunny, with 307 metropolitan areas adding jobs. New York and surrounding areas grew the most, gaining 137,000 new positions since June 2013. Los Angeles and Dallas also added more than 100,000 workers.
According to The Dallas Morning News, Texas led the nation in job growth for the month of June and over the year. Since June 2013, the state has added 371,000 jobs, with an average on 37,433 each month of this year so far.