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The Fastest 11

It is no secret that the Great Recession has taken its toll on every city in the nation. Some cities though have healed faster than others. In fact, there are some cities in the United States that are growing faster than everywhere else. These top eleven cities also have one other very appealing quality: plentiful jobs! WANTED Analytics brings us this look at these cities by way of Forbes.


America’s Fastest Growing Cities Since the Recession
  1. New Orleans, LA
  2. Chula Vista, CA
  3. Irvine, CA
  4. Charlotte, NC
  5. Bakersfield, CA
  6. Fort Worth, TX
  7. Irving, TX
  8. Laredo, TX
  9. Greensboro, NC
  10. Austin, TX
  11. El Paso, TX


Texas continues to reign on the best lists. Although, it’s not first place among the fastest growing cities, cities in Texas appear in 5 out of 11 spots listed above. Houston and Dallas were among the Cities with the Most Demand. As we previously covered, Texas also dominated Forbes’ list of the Best Cities for Good Jobs. In these 11 cities combined, there were about 212,700 job ads posted online. In June, each location experienced an increase in demand when compared to the same time last year. The largest growth in job volume occurred in Austin (TX), up 36% since last year. If people are moving to these cities for jobs, just what jobs are so plentiful? Below are the occupations that were most in-demand.


Most Commonly Advertised Occupations in the Fastest Growing Cities
  1. Registered Nurses
  2. Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
  3. Software Developers (Applications)
  4. Retail Salespersons
  5. Web Developers
  6. Customer Service Representatives
  7. First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
  8. Computer Systems Analysts
  9. Network and Computer Systems Administrators
  10. First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers


Registered Nurses continue to be the one of the most advertised occupations, as it is nationally. However, another field had more jobs advertised. Computer and mathematical occupations were advertised more often, accounting for 14% of demand in these cities. IT jobs appear in 4 of the 10 spots above. Demand for Software Developers (Applications) grew the most, rising 42%.


Source: WANTED Analytics

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