The remaining top 10 mid-sized cities are: Corpus Christi, TX; McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX; El Paso, TX; Charleston, SC; Knoxville, TN; Provo-Orem, UT; Bakersfield-Delano, CA; Boulder, CO; and Grand Rapids, MI.
The remaining top 10 overall cities are: Odessa, TX; Midland, TX; Columbus, IN; Austin, TX; Corpus Christi, TX; San Angelo, TX; Houston, TX; Blacksburg, VA; and Casper, WY.
The rankings are based on employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, with Forbes measuring recent growth trends, mid-term growth, long-term growth and the region’s momentum on a weighted scale.
The data reflect the North American Industry Classification System categories, including total nonfarm employment, manufacturing, financial services, business and professional services, educational and health services, information, retail and wholesale trade, transportation and utilities, leisure and hospitality, and government.
Small and midsized metropolitan areas, with populations of one million or less, accounted for 27 of the 30 urban regions in the country that are adding jobs at the fastest rate.