If you are looking to make a move in your career or re-locate in the hopes of finding more opportunities, these cities may hold the answer to your future job search.
Job Growth Everywhere
In our most recent article, we told you about the Jobs Report that came out in November. The report crushed analysts’ predictions, adding an astonishing 266,000 jobs to the U.S. economy. Although not surprising, a large number of new jobs are in some of the country’s largest metropolitan areas.
A study published by CareerBuilder analyzed unique job openings in each city and state to determine the top 10 best areas for jobseekers. CEO of CareerBuilder Irina Novoselsky said, “The labor market is continuing at a vigorous pace and American workers are in a position to find roles they want based on what’s most important to them, such as short commutes, unique benefits, and company culture that aligns with their personal values.”
Top 3 Cities
At the top of the list is New York City, which also includes a number of suburbs that crossed state lines into New Jersey. This area posted a little more than 3.5 million new jobs from September 2018 to September 2019. New York beat any other city by more than 1.2 million job postings.
Los Angeles came in 2nd with 2,301,867 job postings, followed by Chicago with 2,180,539 job postings.
Remaining Top 10
Although the top three hiring cities are among some of the most expensive places to live, cities that are more affordable also made it high on the list, including Minneapolis, Atlanta, and Seattle. Minneapolis came in at number 10 with 1,147,081 new jobs, Atlanta came in at number 9 with 1,191,182 jobs and Seattle was the 8th top hiring city with 1,344,257.
Other cities in the top 10 included Washington D.C., Dallas-Fort Worth, Boston, and Philadelphia who came in fourth, fifth, sixth, and seventh respectively.
If hiring trends continue into the new year, these cities will be among the best places to look for a new or upgraded job next year.