Thursday, November 6, 2014

Orlando is the No. 1 city for job growth

Posted By on Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 2:32 PM

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Yesterday, Forbes released a list of  the best cities for non-agricultural job growth in the United States. And at the top of the list? Orlando, Florida. To create this list, Forbes used the job growth percentage from the first three quarters of 2014 using data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics by Professor Lee McPheters at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Here's the entire top ten:

1. Orlando, Florida – up 3.7%

2. Houston, Texas – up 3.5%

3. Dallas, Texas – up 3.4%

4. Miami, Florida – up 3%

5. Portland, Oregon – up 2.9%

6. Riverside, California – up 2.8% (tie)

6. Denver, Colorado – up 2.8% (tie)

8. San Francisco, California – up 2.6% (tie)

8. Seattle, Washington – up 2.6% (tie)

10. San Diego, California – up 2.4%

In addition to compiling the list of the top cities for job growth, Forbes used the data to determine the top 10 states for job growth. Florida didn't fare quite as well as Orlando, but still landed *barely* in the top five with 2.9 percent job growth. Here's the full list:

1. North Dakota – up 4.6%

2. Nevada – up 3.6%

3. Texas – up 3.3%

4. Utah – up 3.1%

5. Florida – up 2.9%

6. Oregon – up 2.8%

7. Colorado – up 2.7%

8. Delaware – up 2.5%

9. California – up 2.2% (tie)

9. Washington – up 2.2% (tie)

Let's hope the jobs in Orlando (and the rest of the state) continue to grow well into 2015.

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