American Cities Adding the Most Jobs

Russ Steele

Where are the California Cities on this list at 24/7 Wall Street? More importantly, how do we get California cities in this list?

1. Odessa, Tex.

>Pct. increase of employed: 18.4%

>Increase in people employed: 12,313 (45th highest)

>June 2009 unemployment rate: 9.6% (168th highest)

>June 2012 unemployment rate: 4.9% (15th lowest

2. Columbus, Ind.

>Pct. increase of employed: 14.5%

>Increase in people employed: 5,066 (98th highest)

>June 2009 unemployment rate: 10.7% (111th highest)

>June 2012 unemployment rate: 6.3% (59th lowest)

3. Midland, Texas

>Pct. increase of employed: 11.2%

>Increase in people employed: 8,265 (69th highest)

>June 2009 unemployment rate: 6.6% (36th lowest)

>June 2012 unemployment rate: 4.3% (7th lowest)

4. Gainesville, Ga.

>Pct. increase of employed: 10.6%

>Increase in people employed: 8,437(68th highest)

>June 2009 unemployment rate: 9.8% (161st highest)

>June 2012 unemployment rate: 7.5% (136th lowest)

5. Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, Va.

>Pct. increase of employed: 9.9%

>Increase in people employed: 7,089 (82nd highest)

>June 2009 unemployment rate: 9.6% (168th highest)

>June 2012 unemployment rate: 7.0% (95th lowest)

6. Laredo, Texas

>Pct. increase of employed: 9.0%

>Increase in people employed: 7,945 (76th highest)

>June 2009 unemployment rate: 9.6% (168th highest)

>June 2012 unemployment rate: 7.9% (173rd lowest)

7. Holland-Grand Haven, Mich.

>Pct. increase of employed: 9.0%

>Increase in people employed: 10,230 (61st highest)

>June 2009 unemployment rate: 13.0 % (38th highest)

>June 2012 unemployment rate: 7.2% (110th lowest)

8. Elkhart-Goshen, Ind.

>Pct. increase of employed: 8.9%

>Increase in people employed: 7,171 (80th highest)

>June 2009 unemployment rate: 18.2% (4th highest)

>June 2012 unemployment rate: 8.9% (127th highest)

9. Naples-Marco Island, Fla.

>Pct. increase of employed: 8.6%

>Increase in people employed: 10,688 (56th highest)

>June 2009 unemployment rate: 11.5% (70th highest)

>June 2012 unemployment rate: 8.8% (136th highest)

10. Lafayette, La.

>Pct. increase of employed: 8.5%

>Increase in people employed: 11,032 (52nd highest)

>June 2009 unemployment rate: 6.3% (26th lowest)

>June 2012 unemployment rate: 6.2%(54th lowest)

Advertisements

About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: