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The Fiscal Times has ranked the 100 largest metro areas in the U.S. by the rate of new job generation over the past 12 months, compared to the number of jobs they had in September 2010.
Here’s the list.
It shouldn’t be surprising that the San Jose area and Houston and Dallas are on the list. New Fed money is clearly flowing into San Jose/Silicon Valley, as well as in Texas because of climbing oil prices. Some of the other cities may come as surprises, but if you are looking to cut into a tough field, say investment banking, you might find a second-tier city with a local brokerage firm an interesting alternative. These cities aren’t NYC, but they may be good cities to cut your teeth in. As Gary North writes, even Regis Philbin had to leave Los Angeles for a second tier city to polish his skills. The model worked real well for Regis, it just may for you, whatever your desired profession.
Reprinted with permission from Economic Policy Journal.