View Full Version : Best Cities for Jobs: Tulsa 6th, Okc 10th

Doug Loudenback
10-14-2007, 08:47 AM
According to Forbes. See the Tulsa World, Tulsa World : Tulsa grades well for jobs (


Forbes ranked the nation's largest 100 metropolitan areas using data compiled by Moody's

While the study does not measure job quality or stability, it takes into account a variety of factors in quantifying job-market strength.
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Tulsa was not the only city new to the top 10. Albuquerque, N.M.; Wichita, Kan.; and Oklahoma City also made the list.

Oklahoma City was 10th in the rankings. While there may be a rivalry between the cities, Taylor said Tulsa and Oklahoma City work together to form the twin engines of the state's economic development efforts.

Neal said for "Oklahoma to have two cities in the Top Ten is extraordinary for our state."
* * * Top 10 Cities for Jobs

1. Salt Lake City
2. Raleigh, N.C.
3. Phoenix
4. Jacksonville, Fla.
5. Orlando, Fla.
6. Tulsa
7. Austin, Texas
8. Albuquerque, N.M.
9. Wichita, Kan.
10. Oklahoma City

10-14-2007, 12:09 PM
Way to go, Oklahoma. I hope the state doesn't fill up, though.

10-15-2007, 11:24 AM
the study does not measure job quality or stability

IMO, leaving out those two factors really diminishes the relevancy and even the usefulness of the list. Is it saying that these are the best markets for jobs if you don't care how good the job is or about keeping that job?

10-15-2007, 04:51 PM
Yeah it just means jobs in general, the list would be different if they were broken down by services, manufacturing, white collar, etc.