Job Market Tightens in Cities Across the U.S.
With jobless rates in dozens of metro areas below the 5.2 to 5.6 percent range - regarded as full employment by the Federal Reserve - companies are struggling to fill positions.
Published Apr. 16, 2014
Unemployment Rate in U.S. Metropolitan Statistical Areas
Across the U.S. from Austin to New Orleans and Omaha, metropolitan jobless rates have fallen below 5 percent. That’s causing companies to start to lift pay, work current employees longer hours, add benefits and recruit from other markets.
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RESEARCH: STEVE MATTHEWS / BLOOMBERG NEWS
GRAPHIC: DAVE MERRILL, ALEX TRIBOU, JEREMY DIAMOND / BLOOMBERG VISUAL DATA