Forbes: Jacksonville No. 3 in Country for Jobs

19 02 2007

Jacksonville is the third-best city in the country for jobs, according to Forbes magazine. Six Florida cities are rated in the top 25 cities in the country for jobs.

Jacksonville had the highest rating in the state, moving into third place, from eighth place last year.

Forbes based the rankings on unemployment rate, job growth, income growth, median household income, and cost of living in the largest 100 metropolitan areas, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau.

For the second straight year, Forbes has listed the Orlando-Kissimmee metropolitan area the fourth-best city in the country for jobs.

Other Florida metropolitan areas that made the top 25 included Fort Lauderdale (9th, up from 25th), Sarasota-Bradenton (11th, up from 26th), Tampa/St. Petersburg (13th, up from 29th) and West Palm Beach (16th, up from 37th).

Raleigh-Cary, N.C., occupied the top spot, followed by Phoenix.

Source: Jacksonville Business Journal


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