The best and worst counties for job growth
This year, the unemployment rate reached its lowest level since 2007. Nationally, that's good news, but the economic recover has been anything but uniform, and conditions in the job market differ widely from county to county. Personal finance website GetRichSlowly.org analyzed Bureau of Labor Statistics data for the 343 largest counties in the U.S., looking at changes in average weekly wage and the percentage of job growth year-to-year to determine which counties' job markets are most primed for growth. We've included the bottom 5 and top 5 here; is your county on the list?