Surprise: Job Growth is Hottest in the Warm-Weather States

A suburban neighborhood in the Summerlin area at sunrise in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photograph by George Rose/Getty Images

A new report by two Goldman Sachs economists uncovers a surprising bit of data from the economic recovery. Job growth in the four “sand states” (Arizona, California, Florida, and Nevada) is now outpacing the rest of the country. Meaning the states that got hit hardest by the Great Recession are now recovering fastest.

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