Kern No.1 Fastest-Growing Workforce

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The Best Cities to Find a Job

Author, John S. Kiernan

UntitledKern”s Bakersfield MSA ranks #1 for fastest-growing workforce and #4 for most industrial variety, according to WalletHub”s 2014 Best U.S. Cities To Find A Job list. WalletHub analyzed relative employment opportunities in the 60 largest U.S. cities in order to give people a sense of where the strongest job markets and greatest prospects for long-term financial security can be found.  A whopping 13 unique metrics were used, ranging from job openings per capita and industry variety to cost of living and the prevalence of employer-provided health benefits.

Fastest-Growing Workforce (2012-2013)
1. Bakersfield, CA
2. New Orleans, LA
3. Kansas City, MO
4. Santa Ana, CA
5. Fresno, CA
Most Industrial Variety
1. Detroit, MI
2. Miami, FL
3. Washington, DC
4. Bakersfield, CA
5. New Orleans, LA

More than 100 million people have moved within the past five years, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, and 48% of unemployed individuals have picked up their roots in search of a job over that timeframe.  This societal mobility stands to be a major asset for job seekers as the economy improves.  In fact, 2014 is expected to be a strong year for hiring, with 27% of employers planning to hire, according to the National Association for Business Economics, and a projected 8% bump in the number of recent college graduates who land jobs, per the National Association for Also simple how to retrieve files from a hard drive analytics activities can be performed for existing web applications with this unique package. Colleges and Employers.

 Complete Rankings

Rank

City

Rank

City

Rank

City

1

Fort Worth, TX

21

Tulsa, OK

41

Chicago, IL

2

Washington, DC

22

Omaha, NE

42

El Paso, TX

3

Tampa, FL

23

San Antonio, TX

43

Philadelphia, PA

4

Arlington, TX

24

Santa Ana, CA

44

Portland, OR

5

Dallas, TX

25

Nashville, TN

45

Indianapolis, IN

6

Austin, TX

26

Columbus, OH

46

Sacramento, CA

7

Seattle, WA

27

Boston, MA

47

Virginia Beach, VA

8

Denver, CO

28

Wichita, KS

48

Albuquerque, NM

9

Mesa, AZ

29

New Orleans, LA

49

Anaheim, CA

10

Houston, TX

30

Miami, FL

50

Cleveland, OH

11

Raleigh, NC

31

Atlanta, GA

51

St. Louis, MO

12

Corpus Christi, TX

32

Louisville, KY

52

Oakland, CA

13

Aurora, CO

33

Bakersfield, CA

53

Long Beach, CA

14

Phoenix, AZ

34

Memphis, TN

54

Tucson, AZ

15

San Jose, CA

35

Jacksonville, FL

55

Milwaukee, WI

16

San Francisco, CA

36

San Diego, CA

56

Riverside, CA

17

Las Vegas, NV

37

Baltimore, MD

57

Honolulu, HI

18

Charlotte, NC

38

Detroit, MI

58

Fresno, CA

19

Minneapolis, MN

39

Oklahoma City, OK

59

New York, NY

20

Kansas City, MO

40

Colorado Springs, CO

60

Los Angeles, CA

Click here to read more about metrics and underlying data used in this report: The Best Cities to Find a Job

 

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