Best Cities for Jobs 2016

Our Best Cities for Job Growth 2016 Rankings are a performance measure of job growth over the recent, medium, and longer term. Read more about how we calculate the rankings.

Overall Rankings (Total Employment)

Information Sector Rankings

Manufacturing Sector Rankings

Professional & Business Services Sector Rankings

Financial Services Rankings

Welcome To Y'all Street: The Cities Challenging New York For Financial Supremacy


From the earliest days of the Republic, banking and finance has largely been the purview of what one historian calls the “Yankee Empire.” Based largely in New York and Boston, later on financial centers grew along the main route of Yankee migration to Chicago and San Francisco.

Yet, if you look at where financial jobs are now headed, perhaps it’s time, as the Dallas Morning News cheekily suggested recently, to substitute Y’all Street for Wall Street. Finance, increasingly conducted electronically, is no longer tethered to its traditional centers. Large global financial companies like UBSDeutsche Bank Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs are all committed to relocating operations to less expensive locations.  read more »

All Cities Financial Services Jobs - 2016 Best Cities Rankings

Large Cities Financial Services Jobs - 2016 Best Cities Rankings

Mid Sized Cities Financial Services Jobs - 2016 Best Cities Rankings

Small Cities Financial Services Jobs - 2016 Best Cities Rankings

The U.S. Cities Creating The Most White-Collar Jobs, 2016


The information sector may have glamour and manufacturing, nostalgia appeal, but the real action in high-wage job growth in the United States is in the vast realm of professional and business services. This is not only the largest high-wage part of the economy, employing just under 20 million people at an average salary of $30 an hour, it’s also one the few high-wage sectors in which employment has expanded steadily since 2010, at more than 3% a year, adding nearly 3 million white-collar jobs.  read more »