Markets with Strongest Employment Growth since December 2011

While national employment growth has been tepid in recent years relative to typical economic recoveries, some markets have done very well. Roughly a third of markets covered by NAR have outperformed the national average over this time period. You can find out how your market performed in the 4th quarter 2013 Local Market Reports.

  • The U.S. experienced employment growth of 3.47% between December of 2012 and December of 2013.
  • 30.2% of markets in this sample outperformed the US average, while 87.2% experienced positive employment growth.
  • Of the top 10 markets, four were in Florida and two in Texas.

Ken Fears, Director, Regional Economics and Housing Finance

Ken Fears is the Manager of Regional Economics and Housing Finance Policy. He focuses on regional and local market trends found in the Local Market Reports and the Market Watch Reports . He also writes on developments in the mortgage industry and foreclosures.

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  1. Please send us a report about Stockton, California.
    Everything here is getting better but I need to count in something more visible for my prospecting.
    I want to gain more confidence between our community that was highly castigated during the recent housing crash.
    Thank you,
    Hamilton G. Aguila,
    (209) 915-5356 (Cell)
    Prudential California Realty
    5713 N Pershing Ave. Suite E
    Stockton, CA 95207

  2. T.J. Doyle, Marketing & Communications Manager

    Hamilton, you will want to visit CAR for information on Stockton: