April 19, 2018

8 States With the Most Job Growth

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8 States With the Most Job Growth

Nearly 80 percent of 372 metros tracked by the government now have more jobs this year than one year ago, according to the most recent statistics.

Where There Are Jobs, There's Housing

“Job growth has been especially strong in the Dallas-Fort Worth region, Austin, Orlando, and San Jose — all registering a blistering 3.5 percent-or-better employment growth rate,” notes National Association of REALTORS®’ chief economist Lawrence Yun on NAR’s Economists’ Outlook blog. “The housing and the commercial real estate markets will therefore continue to expand.”

North Dakota continues to be the leader for job growth, with its oil and gas drilling proving to be a big boon for the state.

The following states posted the largest job growth in the past year:

  1. North Dakota: 4.5%
  2. Nevada: 3.7%
  3. Texas: 3.4%
  4. Florida: 2.9%
  5. Utah: 2.9%
  6. Colorado: 2.8%
  7. Oregon: 2.7%
  8. Delaware: 2.6%

Source: “State and Metro Employment Conditions in May,” NAR’s Economists’ Outlook blog (July 7, 2014)