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blog by S.J. Velasquez  • 

Buffalo isn’t usually synonymous with job opportunities, but the City of Good Neighbors is actually doing OK compared to other large American cities.

According to On Numbers stats, Buffalo ranks 19th in terms of employment opportunity strength. Our Western New York neighbor Rochester came in at No. 9.

The list of major markets is based on numbers provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Buffalo Business First breaks down the method for determining the strongest and weakest cities for employment opportunity:

Fifty percent of each market’s score is based on its annual private-sector growth rates during the past five years, 30 percent on its jobless rates over the past 12 months, and 20 percent on its raw changes in private-sector employment in half a decade.

Buffalo’s promising ranking was a product of increased private-sector jobs in the last year, a reasonably small unemployment rate of 7.7 percent and a lower jobless rate than it had one year ago.

The top 10 U.S. cities on the list were: 1. Boston; 2. Ogden, Utah; 3. Worcester, Mass.; 4. Dallas-Fort Worth; 5. Houston; 6. Oklahoma City; 7. Omaha; 8. Akron, Ohio; 9. Rochester, N.Y.; 10. Grand Rapids, Mich.

For a complete list of the best and worst cities in terms of employment opportunity, read the full article on Buffalo Business First.

Looking for a job in Buffalo? Visit Buffalo Job Finder for employment opportunities right here in the Queen City.

 

TAGGED: buffalo business first, employment, jobs, rochester, unemployment

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