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Texas dominates the best cities for good jobsTexas dominates the best cities for good jobshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=80592013-03-05T14:56:00Z2013-03-05T00:00:00Z

TEXAS - Texas cities hold half the spots on Forbes’ most recent “Best Cities For Good Jobs” list. Dallas took the top spot on the list, Austin came in at No. 3, Fort Worth was No. 4, and San Antonio was No. 6.

Best Cities for Good Jobs
Rank City 5-year estimated
employment growth
Per capita
income
Unemployment
rate
1 Dallas 2.8% $39,548 5.9%
2 Houston 2.6% $42,804 6%
3 Austin 3.2% $35,222 5.2%
4 Fort Worth 2.6% $36,089 5.9%
5 Seattle, Wash. 1.9% $50,497 6.5%
6 San Antonio 2.6% $32,776 5.8%
7 Oklahoma City 1.7% $36,915 4.8%
8 Denver, Colo. 2.1% $45,337 7.5%
9 San Francisco, Calif. 1.9% $67,098 6.5%
10 Salt Lake City, Utah 1.9% $37,186 5%


Houston takes the No. 2 spot, with a five-year expected annual job-growth rate of 2.6 percent, per capita income of $42,804 and 6 percent unemployment. Meanwhile, the national average for per capita income is $37,000, and the U.S. unemployment rate is still around 8 percent.

The metrics used are as follows, followed by the weight given to each metric.

Five-year estimated employment growth, 25 percent;
Current unemployment rate, 20 percent;
Estimated 2013 employment growth, 20 percent;
Current per-capita income, 15 percent;
Estimated five-year income growth, 15 percent; and
2011 unemployment rate, 5 percent.

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Texas
Employment
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