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Known for country music and, increasingly, hungover bachelorette parties, Nashville now has a new claim to fame: It’s home to America’s hottest job market.
So finds the Wall Street Journal and Moody’s Analytics in their annual ranking of the top job markets in the U.S. Looking at 400 metro areas, they determined the list by factoring in the size and participation rate of the labor force, wages, unemployment rate, and changes in employment levels.
They separated rankings for small areas compared to larger ones that had more than 1 million residents. For the larger metro areas, Southern cities are on the rise. In the top 10, only one city—Salt Lake City—isn’t located in the Sunbelt:
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