Leander continues to show very strong growth, including overall job growth. The JournalTimes recently ran a story about the highest job growth City in every state, with the highest job growth in the State of Texas, Leander came in #7 overall.
CareerTrends, a career research site by Graphiq, looked at places in the U.S. with the highest job growth. Using Local Area Unemployment Statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, CareerTrends identified the city in each state that saw the greatest percent increase in the number of people employed between January 2016 and January 2017.
For context, the data experts also included the total change in the number of people employed over that one-year span. To avoid skewing toward cities with small populations, only cities with a labor force population of at least 10,000 were considered. Because Vermont and Hawaii only reported data for one city, they were left out of the ranking. States are ordered alphabetically from Alabama to Wyoming.
#7 – Leander, TX
12-month percent change in employment: 11.1%
Net Change in total employment: 1,928
Labor force population (Jan 2017): 19,950
Unemployment rate (Jan 2017): 3.6%
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