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Austin job numbers keep growing

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 by Jo Clifton

According to a new study from AdvisorSmith, Austin was ranked No. 9 among large U.S. cities for job growth. Austin is one rung above Dallas, which came in as No. 10 in the report. No other Texas cities appeared in the top 10 ranking. The study reports that Austin added 94,700 jobs during the past three years, and at the end of July the city had a total of 1,094,300 jobs. Mayor Steve Adler responded to the news via email, saying, “Jobs are an important part of maintaining our economy and achieving greater equity and opportunity. It’s a reflection of what we’re doing right to hear that Austin’s job growth is best among Texas cities and among the best nationally.” Ranked against all other cities nationwide, Austin was 24, Dallas was 25 and College Station was 29. The top five large cities for job growth were Provo, Utah; Boise City, Idaho; Orlando, Florida; Ogden, Utah; and Palm Bay, Florida. Riverside, California, was ranked sixth; Cape Coral, Florida, was ranked seventh; and Phoenix, Arizona, was ranked eighth.

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