Infographic: 13 States With Employment At or Above Pre-Recession Levels
Based on analysis of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 13 states currently have employment at or above pre-recession levels. North Dakota has grown the most and has 23 percent more positions today than it did when the recession began. Texas comes in second with 6.6 percent higher employment followed by Alaska, with 4.6 percent growth. In nominal terms, Texas has seen the largest employment gains and now has nearly 700,000 more positions than it did when the recession began, while New York has 106,000 more positions and North Dakota has 89,000 more positions.