Special Report

Cities Adding the Most Jobs in Every State


To identify the American cities adding the most jobs, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the percentage change in total employment over the five years from June 2014 to June 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 June 2019. Employment by industry at the super sector level is also from the BLS, and five-year changes were calculated from June 2014 to June 2019. Median household income and poverty rates are for 2017 and came from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. Delaware, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont each only have one metro area, and as a result, the metro area listed for each of these states is adding the most jobs by default.

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