Recently the White House boasted that U.S. businesses have added more jobs since the 1990s, with an unemployment rate of 4.9%.
MarketWatch social media editor Shawn Langlois taps HowMuch.net data that gives evidence that the Greater New York metropolitian area has recorded the highest increase of jobs of any metro area in the country, with 156,400 new jobs. The Los Angeles metro area came in second, including Long Beach and Anaheim with 135,100 new jobs. North Dakota saw the biggest decline, due to falling oil prices, with only 19,000 jobs.
In terms of growth rate, Idaho Falls, Idaho. was tops in the country at 4.5%. The heart of Silicon Valley posted an increase of 4.4%. Overall, the number of jobs grew in 280 of the 286 metro areas.