The Best Cities to Find US Employment

The United States has seen unprecedented job growth over the last decade. November 2019 was the 110th month of reported job increases, the longest in US history.

In the past five years, the number of people with a job in the US increased by 7.5 percent or 11 million. The 24/7 Wall Street website reviewed the total percentage change in US employment from 2014 to 2019 in metro areas using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Local Area Unemployment Statistics program.

New Jobs Between 2014-2019

St. George, Utah, had an employment increase of 25.4 percent, which was an additional 15,054 jobs. The most significant increases were seen in the trade, utility, and transportation sectors. Reno, a city in northwest Nevada, also known as “the biggest little city in the world,” saw an additional 51,078 job positions created over the five-year time frame.

Bend-Redmond, Oregon, which has a median household income close to $70,000, had a 22.2 percent increase in jobs. Jobs in the trade, transportation, and utilities sectors saw the most substantial increase of jobs in Provo-Orem, Utah. Employment in the region increased by 20.5 percent.

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