According to numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Tennessee ranks No. 21 in nonfarm job growth. The state grew to a total of 2.68 million nonfarm jobs, compared to 2.65 million in August 2011.
California topped the ranking, gaining 298,700 nonfarm jobs between August 2011 and this year.
New Mexico was at the bottom, losing 13,300 jobs over the last year.
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