map of us statesA partnership between CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists International (EMSI) has resulted in the production of an interactive map using big data to identify the key industries driving job growth in the 100 most populated metro areas in the U.S. The map provides the 10 most important industries for each metro area offering insights into economic forces, emerging sectors, and other contributors to the job growth of a region.

“Since 2010, the national workforce has grown four percent, but more than 40 large metros have eclipsed the national growth rate,” said Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder. “These are metros with a strong concentration of computer systems design, software publishing and data processing and hosting firms. These are metros benefiting from the resurgence in U.S. manufacturing, and the nation’s need to find new energy sources and expand healthcare services.”

A separate, but intimately related, study from CareerBuilder and EMSI has determined the list of metros adding the most jobs per capita in the post-recession (since 2010) economy including:

• Salt Lake City, UT – Up 9 percent since 2010 adding 62,000 jobs or 534 new jobs per 10,000 people

• Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI – Up 10 percent adding 39,000 jobs or 513 jobs per 10,000 people

• San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA – Up 10 percent adding 91,000 jobs or 498 jobs per 10,000 people

• Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX – Up 11 percent adding 90,000 jobs or 488 jobs per 10,000 people

• Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX – Up 10 percent adding 281,000 jobs or 451 jobs per 10,000 people


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