One of the factors that was considered was the growth rate--Which cities had fast growing industries looking to employee more people. Another key factor was jobs that are considered part of the "creative class". These are jobs where you work more with ideas, as opposed to physically building things. For example marketing a new car instead of building one. These are the jobs that benefit most from an economic upswing, and they make up fifty percent of all salaries. So here are the top cities:
- is Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. Its location near top universities has created some great new start-up companies.
- is San Jose, California, despite the .com crash, this is still a hot market.
- is Washington D.C., with a huge surge in computer oriented jobs.
- is Austin, Texas with a boom for surgical technicians and in public relations.
If you want to see the rest of the top twenty, I'll put the link to this article up at Tesh.com.