St. George, Utah ranks as the fourth best city for job growth in America.
With a 23.4% job growth rate, St. George metropolitan area is seeing job growth in trade, transportation and utilities at a 7.5 percent growth, leisure and hospitality at 6.5 percent and education and health services at 5.5 percent. In a recent analysis of Washington County’s economy, the Department of Workforce Services says all of this continued growth is likely to put “upward pressure” on wages, which are currently, on average, below the rest of the state.
The hottest job markets today are mid-sized cities with universities and large employers. The national unemployment rate hovers at 3.7 percent.
Here are the top 10 cities with job growth in the country:
Lake Charles, Louisiana 28.3 percent
Bend-Redmond, Oregon 26.6 percent
Elkhart, Indiana 24 percent
St. George, Utah 23.4 percent
Greeley, Colorado 21.1 percent
Gainesville, Georgia 20.9 percent
Fayetteville, Arkansas 20 percent
Boise City, Idaho 18.6 percent
Austin, Texas 18.4 percent
Reno, Nevada 18 percent