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Prince William County leads Va. in job creation

Sunday - 10/30/2011, 7:59am  ET

WASHINGTON - Prince William County leads Virgnia in job creation, according to a new study from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The report said the county's growth rate was 4.3 percent between March 2010 and March 2011, the third fastest rate of growth among the 322 largest counties in the country included in the study.

Loudoun County came in second in the state with a growth rate of 4.2 percent. Arlington County was third with a rate of 3.6 percent.

Prince William County officials tell Inside NoVa that the job growth was so high because of the county's low taxes.

The national rate during that period was 1.3 percent.

The study looked at the country's 322 largest counties. The county with the largest job growth rate in the country during that time frame was Elkhart County, Indiana.

WTOP's Thomas Warren contributed to this report. Follow WTOP on Twitter.

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