COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. –Colorado Springs is the nation’s fifth-best city for jobs and boasts the nation’s best employment growth according to a survey released today by Wallethub.com. The study compared over 180 cities based on 30 key indicators. Weighted most heavily were factors surrounding job opportunities, employment growth, unemployment rate, employment outlook and share of workers in poverty.
Colorado Springs was the top ranked of 180 cities in employment growth, which measured annual job growth adjusted by working-age population growth.
Overall, Colorado Spring earned a mark of 62.85, just trailing fourth-ranked San Francisco (64.67). Scottsdale, AZ earned the top position with 66.58 points. Colorado Springs was the only Colorado city ranked in the top 10 and one of just three in the top 180.
Denver came in at #13 followed by Aurora at #48.