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|
|Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX||267,000||9%||400|
|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.