The city recently added 9,900 new jobs – a 1.63% increase – bringing its jobs total to 618,300. Lake County-Kenosha County, Illinois-Wisconsin Difference from National Average: 2.4X Jobs Added: 6,800 Total Employment: 415,800 2017 Growth Rate: 1.66% Lake County is located in the northeastern corner of Illinois and across the Wisconsin state line is Kenosha County.Together, they make up a large commercial and residential area on the western shore of Lake Michigan.The national average for job growth is 0.7% but Lancaster nearly doubled that at 1.23%, adding 3,100 new jobs. El Paso, Texas Difference from National Average: 1.8X Jobs Added: 3,900 Total Employment: 317,700 2017 Growth Rate: 1.24% Situated on the banks of the Rio Grande River, El Paso has been consistently ranked as one of the safest large cities in America.It is also home to many energy companies, and has a sizeable military and government presence.
In addition, the national unemployment rate hit a low not seen since 2001.So far in 2017, its total number of employees increased 1.35% (8,500 new jobs), bringing its overall total to 636,600. Raleigh, North Carolina Difference from National Average: 2X Jobs Added: 8,600 Total Employment: 617,900 2017 Growth Rate: 1.41% Known as the “City of Oaks” and part of the famous Research Triangle area, Raleigh is one of the fastest growing cities in the country.Home to North Carolina State University, Raleigh has added 8,600 jobs this year, bringing its total number of employees to 617,900. Mc Allen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas Difference from National Average: 2.1X Jobs Added: 3,700 Total Employment: 258,800 2017 Growth Rate: 1.45% These three South Texas cities are located in a single county – Hidalgo – and it’s the 5th most populated area in the state of Texas.Its job base recently expanded by 1.66%, adding 6,800 new jobs, bringing its total to 415,800. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida Difference from National Average: 2.4X Jobs Added: 20,700 Total Employment: 1,245,200 2017 Growth Rate: 1.69% These three central Florida cities comprise an area known as Greater Orlando.Nicknamed “The City Beautiful” and referred to as the “Theme Park Capital of the World”, Greater Orlando has experienced consistently steady growth.