Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Forbes Magazine's Best Cities for Jobs

Here's the ranking of the largest 100 metro areas in the U.S. for "best cities for jobs," from Forbes Magazine in its annual survey, and here is the full article. Forbes uses 5 variables: Unemployment rate, job growth, income growth, median household income, and cost of living. It measured the largest 100 metropolitan areas, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, and obtained the data from Moody's economy.com.

Top 5 cities for jobs are:
1. Raleigh
2. Phoenix
3. Jacksonville
4. Orlando
5. Wash DC

At the bottom, New Orleans ranks #99 and Detroit ranks #100.

Thanks to Kristin Reardon.


At 2/21/2007 12:38 AM, Blogger Kevin Price said...

I'm glad you are getting the word out on this list. I discussed it recently at my blog (www.bizplusblog.com). There I made a few observations about where the growth was and maybe a reason or two why. I would like to know your thoughts on why these cities are enjoying such growth?

At 2/21/2007 1:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Link for above

At 2/21/2007 6:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have an opinion about Troy, Michigan ranked 97th this year. Surrounding cities as Flint, Michigan are experiencing employee exodus within the city and its surrounding cities due to automotive industrial decline. So many that once worked in the surrounding areas of Troy are now employed in Troy. Delphi and Chrysler world headquarters are located in Troy Michigan.


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