Map to the Most Jobs

Map to the Most Jobs

The latestA BLSA numbers show that the U.S. lost 651,000 jobs in February, growing the unemployment rate to its highest level in 25 years to 8.1% . For those who are unemployed or fearful of a layoff are left wondering, “Are there any jobs out there?”

This map showcases where the most jobs are in the U.S. in relation to population, based on the number of A job listings for every 1,000 residents.

Dark blue areas currently carry the most jobs and light blue areas are not as strong, but still show positive signs of job creation.A  Gray areas indicate a lesser amount of jobs while orange areas indicate the least amount of jobs in relation to residents.

Take a closer look at the map and its details after the jump.

 

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Blue:A A Dark blue areas currently carry the most jobs and light blue areas are not as strong, but still show positive signs of job creation.

1) The South continues to lead all regions in job creation as an aging population migrates to warmer climates and the nation’s dependency onA oil and gasA persists.

  • Arizona, Florida and Nevada -A all popular retirement destinations driving the need for moreA health careA organizations. A Georgia is also seeing an uptick in health care hiring.
  • Texas -A continuesA to see growth inA engineeringA jobs related to the oil and gas industry as well as health care employment.

2) While slowing somewhat due to the uncertainty around energy prices, the natural resources and mining sector continues to have some growth in the West.A A Technologyis also bringing jobsA to the West.

  • Wyoming, Colorado and Idaho — natural resources andA miningA andA agricultureA still providing employment opportunities.
  • Washington —A biotechA and health care remain strong.
  • California — recent layoffs are believed to be a short-term trend with demand for software engineers, systems analysts and Web-related occupations still in demand.

3) Growth inA governmentA jobs,A defense contractors,A educationA andA insurancefuelA opportunities on the east coast.

  • Washington D.C., Maryland and parts of Virginia — government is one of the bright spots in hiring with plans to expand departments even further underway.
  • Areas of New York, New JerseyA and Massachusetts — have been hit by the financial crisis, but companies are still looking for revenue generators.A  Hiring atA collections agenciesA andA insurance companies has seen an uptick.A  New York and Massachusetts are also home to majorA academicA andA researchA institutions.

4)A Similar to other regions, the Midwest sees increases in opportunities around education andA tradeA andA transportation.

  • Kansas, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa — all continue to add jobs in these areas.

Gray and Orange:A Gray areas indicate a lesser amount of jobs while orange areas indicate the least amount of jobs in relation to residents.

5) Areas populated withA manufacturingA plants have been hit hard with 1 million jobs lost in the last year.

  • Ohio and MichiganA -A home toA manufacturing plants, includingA automotive.
  • Oregon — manufacturing, an important source of Oregon exports, saw declines begin in 2007 and escalate in 2008 particularly in transportation, wood product and machinery.
  • West Virginia — although natural resources and mining is adding jobs, manufacturing andA constructionA continue to lose jobs at a significant pace.

6)A FinancialA institutions have lost nearly 400,000 jobs over the last two years, impacting financial districts across the east coast and other areas.

 

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~Dawn Krovicka