CHICAGO, October 24, 2012 – Which industries and locations are producing the most job growth post-recession? Which occupations are re-emerging after significant elimination of jobs during the recession? CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists (EMSI) answer these questions with a new study tracking labor trends in the U.S. The study uses EMSI’s rich labor market database, which pulls from over 90 national and state employment resources and includes detailed information on employees and self-employed workers.*
“Job creation in the U.S. is on an upward trajectory,” said Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder. “While growth has been slower or stagnant in certain areas, there is a wide range of industries where the production of new jobs has accelerated. Markets tied to energy, production, technology, healthcare, transportation and consulting have increased employment 10 to 30 percent over the last few years.”
The following is a list of specific industries where job growth has increased by double digits with an addition of at least 20,000 jobs from 2010 to 2012:
Top 10 Locations With the Most Job Growth
“There is a close correlation between the top locations for job growth and the concentration of fast-growing industries in those markets,” said Ferguson. “Technology hiring is a big contributor for growth in the Bay Area and Raleigh, while Texas cities, Oklahoma and Salt Lake are benefiting from strong oil and gas activity. The rebound in manufacturing helped to land Detroit in the top 10 while healthcare continues to thrive in Phoenix.”
The 10 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), out of the most populous metros, with the most job growth from 2010 to 2012 are:
1) San Jose, CA (includes Sunnyvale and Santa Clara) – 63,290 jobs added since 2010, signifying 7 percent growth
2) Houston, TX (includes Sugar Land and Baytown) – 165,969 jobs added, up 6 percent
3) Austin, TX (includes Round Rock and San Marcos) – 49,131 jobs added, up 6 percent
4) Detroit, MI (includes Warren and Livonia) – 92,407 jobs added, up 5 percent
5) Salt Lake City, UT – 34,137 jobs added, up 5 percent
6) Oklahoma City, OK – 28,992 jobs added, up 5 percent
7) Raleigh, NC (includes Cary)– 24,725 jobs added, up 5 percent
8) Dallas, TX (includes Forth Worth and Arlington) – 128,644 jobs added, up 4 percent
9) San Francisco, CA (includes Oakland and Fremont) – 84,014 jobs added, up 4 percent
10) Phoenix, AZ (includes Mesa and Glendale) – 81,606 jobs added, up 4 percent
In most states, production occupations are rallying after major job losses during the recession. The resurgence is seen most among computer-controlled machine tool operators, an occupation with more workers now than in 2007. However, machinists, engine assemblers, and other production jobs are getting close to pre-recession employment levels.
*EMSI data is collected from more than 90 federal and state sources, such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. Census Bureau, and state labor departments. EMSI removes suppressions often found in publicly available data and includes proprietors, creating a complete picture of the workforce.
Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI) is a CareerBuilder company that provides industry-leading employment data and economic analysis via web tools and custom reports. EMSI has produced more than 1,200 comprehensive impact analyses for colleges and universities in the US and internationally, and our web tools — Analyst and Career Coach — are used by thousands of professionals in higher education, workforce and economic development, and the private sector.
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