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Top 10 Metro Areas with the Most Job Growth Per Capita

New research from CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl.(EMSI) reveals which metros have added the most jobs per capita post-recession.

Metro areas in Texas, California and Utah dominate the list, with growth ranging from 8 to 12 percent since 2010. See the full list below:

Metropolitan Statistical Area Name Jobs added since 2010 % Increase # new jobs per 10,000 people
Salt Lake City, UT 62,000 9% 534
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 39,000 10% 513
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 91,000 10% 498
Austin-Round Rock- San Marcos, TX 90,000 11% 488
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 281,000 10% 451
Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, TN 71,000 9% 432
Provo-Orem, UT 24,000 12% 427
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 267,000 9% 400
Bakersfield-Delano, CA 33,000 11% 394
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 70,000 8% 381

For those who want to dig even deeper into these findings, EMSI has also released an interactive map of the industries that are driving job growth for the 100 most populous U.S. metros. Check it out here.

The Importance of Understanding Job Growth

These findings provide a look at where demand for specific talent will be highest in the coming years. As someone in the recruitment or talent acquisition space, understanding industry trends is imperative to staying ahead of the game and preparing yourself to face the challenges that lie ahead.

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Mary Lorenz

About Mary Lorenz

Mary is a copywriter for CareerBuilder, specializing in B2B marketing and corporate recruiting best practices and social media. In addition to creating copy for corporate advertising and marketing campaigns, she researches and writes about employee attraction, engagement and retention. Whenever possible, she makes references to pop culture. Sometimes, those references are even relevant. A New Orleans native, Mary now lives in Chicago, right down the street from the best sushi place in the city. It's awesome.


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