A national financial news and opinion publication has included seven Hoosier metropolitan areas on a list of American Cities Adding the Most Jobs. 24/7 Wall St. compared unemployment data over the last four years to compile the top 50 rankings. The Elkhart/Goshen area was ranked highest in the state and is the only area in Indiana in the top 10.
The area with the fastest growth rate in the country is Bend-Redmond, Oregon, at 20.9 percent. It also released a list detailing the slowest-growing metros for employment, which was led by Atlantic City-Hammonton, New Jersey and did not include any Indiana communities in the top 50.
The metro areas in Indiana on the high-growth list are:
- 10. Elkhart/Goshen
- 17. Indianapolis/Carmel/Anderson
- 19. Columbus
- 24. Fort Wayne
- 25. Kokomo
- 30. Lafayette/West Lafayette
- 42. South Bend/Mishawaka
The publication reports more than 10 million jobs have been created in the U.S. over the last four years and the unemployment rate swung from 8.2 percent to 4.9 percent. It says health care and social assistance, retail trade, state and local government and professional and business services are the sectors with the highest levels of employment.
24/7 Wall St. used statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Census Bureau. You can connect to the full list by clicking here.