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Stockton, Bakersfield make top 20 for best job markets in U.S.
February 25, 2015
In a new ranking of the job markets in the largest U.S. metropolitan areas, Stockton and Bakersfield in the Central Valley make it into the top 20.
The analysis by CareerBuilder and its associated Economic Modeling Specialists, looks beyond unemployment rates to include other factors that are indicative of good and less than good job markets.
That list puts Stockton 12th in the nation and Bakersfield 19th.
CareerBuilder’s “Labor Market 150 Index” is comprised of several historical and leading indicators such as job listings growth and growth of good paying jobs that measure the overall dynamism of metropolitan job markets.