A new year often sets the stage for a new set of goals. For many, embarking on a new career or moving to a new city can be at the top of the annual to-do list. In 2019, the very ambitious could realize both a new career and life in a new city. To help with those with their sites on a new occupation in a new city, Wallethub recently released its rankings of best U.S. cities for jobs. Austin takes a top spot in the list of best and worst places for jobs in 2019.
Austin Among Cities Where It’s Easiest to Find a Job
Among the more than 182 U.S. cities that were assessed, Austin ranked in the category of cities that are expected to be among the easiest to find a job and fastest-growing in terms of population. Specifically, Austin ranked number 16 among the top 20 best cities to find a job this year. Broken down even further, there were two main categories into which each city fell. The categories include job market and socioeconomics. In terms of those, Austin ranked number 17 for job market and number 27 for socioeconomics.
Available Talent is Scarce in Austin
In a report about the ranking, Austin Culturemap mentions that some employers in the Austin area are finding it difficult to find talent to fill available jobs. This seems to be particularly true in the tech industry. However, LinkedIn reported that Austin is number 1 among U.S. cities attracting the most workers.
2019 Economic Outlook
That may slowly change, as the Austin area is expected to continue to see strong population growth in 2019. According to a 2019 Austin economic forecast given late in 2018, representatives from the Austin Chamber of Commerce cited that there were an average of 82 new residents per day in Austin. Population growth is expected to maintain its strong growth throughout 2019.
While nobody has a crystal ball to be able to say how things will go in a certain city next year, the Austin area has maintained some pretty incredible statistics over the last few years. The population and job growth that the Central Texas area experienced in 2018 is likely to help fuel a strong economy in 2019. For newcomers, now is the time to get to Austin.
Read more about the Austin economic scene.