AUSTIN - The city's reputation as a job-creation machine has again propelled Austin to the top of a monthly report by The Business Journals' On Numbers. With an overall score of 83.9 out of 100 based on 18 economic factors, Austin tops the list of 102 cities measured.
The biggest reason why Austin remains No. 1 is its job-growth record. On Numbers reports that Austin is the only city in the nation with double-digit percentage job growth in that five-year period, at just under 11 percent.
By comparison, no other U.S. city has seen five-year job growth higher than 8 percent.
Dallas-Fort Worth is No. 2 in the country with a total score of 81.3. Houston comes in at No. 4 at 76.9.
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