The Wall Street Journal's Jeffrey Sparshott looks at metro-level Labor Department data released yesterday that shows which cities have the most employment, and the smallest unemployment rates.
The data looked at 51 metros with populations of at least 1 million, and of that crop, only two metros saw nonfarm payrolls decrease last year.
San Jose, Calif. has the fastest-growing job market, gaining 4.8% from September 2014 to September 2015, followed by Orlando, Fla., Salt Lake City, and San Antonio, Texas. But the distinction of lowest unemployment rates goes to non-coastal metros:
More jobs helped lower unemployment rates. At 3.1%, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Salt Lake City had the lowest rates in September among metro areas with populations greater than 1 million. All together, 49 large areas had over-the-year unemployment rate decreases and two had no change.The article includes a searchable database, so you can find out just where your city ranks. Check it out: