Special Report

Cities Adding the Most Jobs

Methodology

To identify the American cities adding the most jobs, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed percent change in total employment over the five years from May 2014 to May 2019 in U.S. metro areas. Employment (the number of people employed), the total size of the labor force (those working and looking for work), and the number of unemployed workers are all from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate is also from the BLS and is as of May 2019. Employment by industry at the sector level is also from the BLS, and five-year changes were calculated from May 2014 to May 2019. Five-year population change was calculated from 2012 to 2017 and is from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. Median household income is for 2017 and also from the ACS.

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