The best United States cities for jobs is a list that has been released by Forbes and reported upon by Yahoo! News on Wednesday. With the unemployment rate still at an unacceptable high rate and the economy finding many persons less than satisfied with their financial conditions, knowing where to search for a job is more than worthwhile for many Americans. It is downright essential.
The latest rankings for jobs by Forbes are based on three types of job creation. The three types are short-term, medium-term, and long-term jobs. Additionally, momentum has come in to play, as to whether job growth is slowing or accelerating over a period of time and from a variety of locales throughout the country. The focus on the survey was on three city sizes. There were the large cities over 450,000 persons, the medium-size cities between 150,000 and 450,000 persons, and the small cities with less than 150,000 people.
More specifically, Forbes analyzed all of the metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) that the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports upon each month for employment data throughout the country. The data is the result of tri-monthly rolling averages of the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics. In this study, the data stretched a dozen years. The data looked at is from November 2002 to January 2014.
Due to the duration of time there is in the data analyzed, many of the locales on the top of the most recent list involve jobs that have been added over the past 10 years of more. There are obviously other factors that draw businesses with jobs to a certain regions of the country. Those factors include the taxes and real estate costs in the region. With all data accumulated, Forbes has come up with the best places for jobs right now in the United States.
The Best Big Cities for Jobs in the United States
- San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
- San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
- Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
- Raleigh-Cary, North Carolina
- Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
- Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, Tennessee
- New York City, New York
- Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
- Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
- Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
It is clear to see that Texas and California’s huge metropolitan areas are favored. Texas has three of the top ten locations. The populated areas of Texas and California definitely are the areas where jobs are – if they are anywhere – in the nation during these challenging job-market and challenging economic times.