Lose Some, Win Some

The Chemical-Chase merger may mean the loss of 4,000 jobs for metropolitan New York, where the workforce has been shrinking since the 1980s. But the New York region also boasts the largest number of companies with expanding payrolls. Example: new multimedia startups in Lower Manhattan. The San Francisco area, home to Silicon Valley, is No.2. Los Angeles' booming entertainment industry is hiring, too.

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