Charlotte Ranks in the Top 10 Nationally in Job Growth

Posted July 17, 2015

The Charlotte metro area has long been renowned as a great place to live and raise a family. Its recent surge in population growth isn’t by accident. A recent study ranked the region as one of the top-10 locations in the country for job growth. As quality jobs continue to be plentiful, Charlotte is a place worth considering if you are looking to relocate your business or your family.

Let's take a closer look at the details behind this job growth study.

Charlotte is One of the Top Places in the South for Great Jobs

Arizona State University's W.P. Carey School of Business published the job growth study, leveraging employment data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The study analyzed metropolitan areas with a total population greater than one million residents, looking at the number of non-agricultural jobs from 2014 compared to the previous year.

Charlotte came in sixth place – joined in a four-way tie with San Francisco, Dallas, and Houston. The metro area showed a 3.5 percent increase in the number of jobs from 2013 to 2014. Being tied with three cities considered to be major American metropolitan region bodes well for Charlotte and the area's status as an emerging place to be in the Southern United States.

As far as other Southern metro areas are concerned, only Orlando and Atlanta ranked higher than Charlotte – at three and five, respectively. Other cities from the South included in the top 10 were Miami, and the two aforementioned Texas cities. No cities in the North made the top 10, with Denver being the only metro area not in California or the South.

San Jose topped the list with a job growth of 4.5 percent, followed by Riverside, California at 4.3 percent. When looking at the states ranked in the top 10 for job growth, North Carolina is not included, which makes Charlotte's high placement even more impressive. Charlotte appears to be carrying the torch and leading the charge for job growth in the state of North Carolina.

Exceeding the Nationwide Job Growth Trend

2014 was the best year for job growth in the United States since 2000, which was the end of the dot-com bubble. The growth rate for the nation was 1.9 percent, which translates to 2.65 million new jobs added in 2014. Once again, Charlotte nearly doubled the national rate, which speaks to robust business climate in the region.

If you are looking to find a place to put down some roots – or start a new company – with a healthy job market, there remains little doubt that Charlotte makes a great option.

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