Texas – Hot Job Market

Texas – Hot Job Market

Recent Dallas Morning News article stated that Texas is one of the hottest job markets in the US.

Texas and Florida top the list, according to a new report from ZipRecruiter. (See full list below.)

Why? The recovery of Sunbelt real estate markets, continued in-migration from other parts of the country and lower business costs translate to more demand for jobs.

Overall, the southern part of the United States has been the top performing region for job creation over the last 20 years. Last year, 23 of the top 50 job markets were in the South, which posted an average jobless rate of 5.5 percent, according to ZipRecruiter, an online recruiting site for small businesses.

Texas ranked No. 2 (+407,400 new jobs) behind California (+471,200 new jobs) in 2014.

ZipRecruiter also analyzed hiring demand trends to determine which industries saw the greatest growth so far this year in Sunbelt metro areas. The biggest job demand has been in the trucking and transportation industry, followed by information technology jobs and biological research.

TOP 20 METROS FOR JOBS
1 Tampa-St. Petersburg, Fla.
2 Dallas-Fort Worth
3 Houston
4 Richmond, Va.
5 Jacksonville, Fla.
6 Memphis, Tenn.
7 Roanoke, Va.
8 Greenville, S.C.
9 Huntsville, Ala.
10 Orlando, Fla.
11 Cape Coral-Fort Myers, Fla.
12 Durham, N.C.
13 Greensboro, N.C.
14 Winchester, Va.
15 Spartanburg, S.C.
16 El Paso
17 Danville, Va.
18 Lubbock
19 Mobile, Ala.
20 Myrtle Beach, S.C.
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