(From St. George News) St. George ranks at the top of U.S. cities for job growth over the last five years, according to an online financial magazine.
24/7 Wall St. examined the job growth in 20 cities across the country between May 2014 and May 2019. During this time, St. George’s workforce grew 25.7%. This translated to an additional 15,000 jobs as mid-2019 saw over 74,000 people employed in Washington County versus the mid-2014’s figure of 59,000 residents employed.
While there has been employment gain across the board, a majority of those gains, according to 24/7 Wall St., have occurred in the trade, transportation and utility industries.
Unemployment in St. George was reported at around 2.9% while the national average was at 3.4%. Job growth across the nation over the last five years has risen by 7.3% with 224,000 jobs being added in June – 100,000 more than economists originally anticipated.
Employment in the cities 24/7 Wall St. examined rose between 16% and 25%, and noted those cities were entirely in the Southern and Western United States.
While St. George made the top of the list, it was followed by Bend-Redmond, Oregon; Reno, Nevada; the Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin area of Tennessee; and Provo, Utah. Read full story here.