Relocating isn’t an option for everyone. It costs money, it’s inconvenient, it’s a risk. But for some people it’s the best option.
Whether you want to relocate or you just like to know what’s going on in the cities around you, here are the metros with “the largest over-the-year increases in employment” according to the BLS based on the number of jobs added.
However, based on percentage increases, the top metros are:
5. St. Joseph, Mo.-Kan.
You’ll notice that these metros aren’t the biggest, most recognizable names in the country, save for the Washington, D.C. area. Perhaps because people don’t think to look to smaller regions because they assume bigger cities offer more opportunities. Whatever the reason, the latest data shows that the metros to watch might not be the ones job seekers have been thinking about.