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By Albert Elhage | Broker in Austin, TX

Texas adds 17,700 retail jobs over 5 years

Austin Business Journal

Date: Thursday, July 12, 2012, 2:17pm CDT - Last Modified: Thursday, July 12, 2012, 2:56pm CD

Texas is one of a handful of states to recover all of the retail jobs that were lost during the recession.

The Lone Star State was a big gainer in absolute numbers at No. 2, adding 17,700 retail jobs during the 2007-2012 span, according to figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics    U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Latest from The Business Journals North Dakota jobs almost untouched by recession; See where New Mexico ranks Follow this company and analyzed by the Business Journals’ On Numbers.

Texas had 1.16 million retail jobs in May 2007 and ended May 2012 with 1.18 million — a 1.53 percent change.

New York came out on top, gaining 18,500 retail jobs over the five year span.

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