Strong Job Growth Continues in Oklahoma City

Published: Monday, June 7, 2010 7:00 am

New Geography | Archived Article

Oklahoma City landed at #11 on New Geography's "2010 Best Cities for Job Growth" list. With both recent and long-term upward trends in job growth, Oklahoma City continues to batter the recession - rather than the other way around.

Size Rank 2010 Area 2010 Weighted INDEX 2009 Nonfarm Emplmnt (1000s) Size Rank Change 2010
1 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX
88.9
756.8
0
2 San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
84.9
827.2
1
3 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX
81.0
2,513.6
-1
4 Northern Virginia, VA
77.1
1,291.4
9
5 Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division
75.7
2,006.9
0
6 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division
75.3
2,380.0
6
7 Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division
75.2
844.9
-3
8 Raleigh-Cary, NC
74.4
496.9
0
9 Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA
68.5
453.6
2
10 New York City, NY
66.7
3,655.7
4
11 Oklahoma City, OK
65.1
555.3
-2
12 Salt Lake City, UT
64.9
606.9
-5
13 Pittsburgh, PA
64.5
1,112.7
16
14 Philadelphia City, PA
64.4
647.2
17
15 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division
64.3
556.1
9
16 Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division
63.7
1,225.2
18
17 Rochester, NY
63.6
502.8
4
18 Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT NECTA
61.9
536.9
18
19 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division
61.7
1,644.2
-3
20 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY
61.6
536.3
10
21 Kansas City, MO
61.2
544.0
7
22 Honolulu, HI
60.9
437.2
-3
23 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC
55.2
729.7
4
24 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO
54.3
1,178.7
-9
25 Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN
54.3
591.5
12
26 Columbus, OH
52.6
898.2
6
27 St. Louis, MO-IL
50.5
1,286.5
6
28 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division
50.3
1,374.6
-22
29 Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division
49.7
512.1
26
30 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN
49.7
719.2
-5
31 Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC
48.6
802.5
-13
32 Richmond, VA
47.8
595.6
10
33 Putnam-Rockland-Westchester, NY
46.0
548.5
-16
34 Indianapolis-Carmel, IN
45.6
859.4
1
35 Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN
45.2
984.7
3
36 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL
43.8
998.4
-10
37 Jacksonville, FL
43.3
581.8
7
38 Bergen-Hudson-Passaic, NJ
42.7
865.0
15
39 Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division
42.6
966.4
15
40 Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
42.3
1,677.2
8
41 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
42.2
959.1
-31
42 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division
42.1
926.1
-19
43 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA
42.1
2,259.3
-2
44 Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division
39.8
970.5
3
45 Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division
38.8
981.9
-5
46 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA
38.3
519.2
-1
47 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA
37.6
841.9
-27
48 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA
37.4
1,213.2
-9
49 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI
35.0
796.3
2
50 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division
33.7
3,583.0
2
51 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ
32.6
1,701.0
-8
52 Memphis, TN-MS-AR
31.7
591.7
-6
53 Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA
31.5
818.2
7
54 Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL
30.6
1,122.8
4
55 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA NECTA
27.2
530.2
10
56 Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach-Deerfield Beach, FL Metropolitan Division
26.9
703.5
-6
57 Las Vegas-Paradise, NV
26.7
806.3
-35
58 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH
24.4
983.2
6
59 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division
22.8
3,778.6
-3
60 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division
22.8
1,347.1
3
61 West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division
22.4
498.9
0
62 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division
21.9
948.4
0
63 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA
21.4
1,108.7
-6
64 Birmingham-Hoover, AL
20.8
485.1
-15
65 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division
4.1
689.6
1
66 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division
1.1
1,019.3
-7



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