nashville job market ranks 41st in the country

nashville’s job market ranks 41st in the country in a recent quarterly employment ranking by on numbers.  boston tops the list this time around.  here are how scores are determined:

50% of each market’s score is based on its private sector growth rates in the last 5 years.

30% on the market’s jobless rate over the past 12 months

20% on raw changes in the private sector employment in the last half decade

nashville didn’t fare terribly well with the private sector growth (-2.84%) or our jobless rate (unemployment rose from 8.6% in june 2010 to 9% in june 2011) although not as bad as other markets.  our market’s growth rate however, continued to rise 1.35%.  here’s the top 10:

1-boston, ma

2-ogden, utah

3-worcester, ma

4-dallas-fort worth, tx

5-houston, tx

6-oklahoma city, ok

7-omaha, ne

8-akron, oh

9-rochester, ny

10-grand rapids, mi

…and the bottom 10:

91-los angeles, ca

92-sacramento, ca

93-modesto, ca

94-memphis, tn

95-las vegas, nv

96-cape coral-fort myers, fl

97-stockton, ca

98-palm bay-melbourne, fl

99-riverside-san bernardino, ca

100-fresno, ca

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