Business News Note:
An IHS Global Insight analysis showed projected annual employment growth for the period 2011 to 2017. The West is home to some of the largest projected employment gains with Arizona, Utah and Idaho in the top 5 growth states. The North East dominates much of the weakest project employment growth with Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island and Connecticut among the weakest five states. Oregon and Washington are projected to grow on average 1.8% through 2017.
See Wall Street Journal interactive map here.