The Best Cities for Jobs

By June 3, 2016Business News, News

Recently, Forbes named the best cities for jobs in 2016.

Roswell, Ga (including the area of Sandy Springs) came in at lucky No. 13!

Read the full article for more information and to see what cities ranked where.

A few highlights on job trends across the country:

  • The tech boom is still creating jobs at a rapid pace in the Bay Area and Silicon Valley
  • San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Ana MSA and San Francisco have been best positioned to take advantage of the growth of social networking and the smartphone economy
  • Tech start-ups are focused in on Austin-Round, Texas (sixth place on list of Best Cities For Jobs); Raleigh, N.C. (ninth); Denver-Aurora-Lakewood (seventh) and Portland, Ore. (10th)
  • No. 4 Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, Tenn., and No. 8 Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, which are seeing a payoff from the corporate headquarters and manufacturing jobs they have lured from higher-cost metro areas like Los Angeles
  • America’s three largest metropolitan areas — New York, Los Angeles and Chicago– also rarely crack the top 10. By far the healthiest economy is New York City, which moved up one place to 16th.


Interested in how the rankings were determined? Read below:

“Our rankings are based on short-, medium- and long-term job creation, going back to 2004, and factor in momentum — whether growth is slowing or accelerating. We have compiled separate rankings for America’s 70 largest metropolitan statistical areas (those with nonfarm employment over 450,000), which are our focus this week, as well as medium-size metro areas (between 150,000 and 450,000 nonfarm jobs) and small ones (less than 150,000 nonfarm jobs) in order to make the comparisons more relevant to each category. (For a detailed description of our methodology, click here.)”