Texas has had a reputation for years for creating tons of jobs, far outpacing other parts of the country. Austin, Texas was named #1 out of 102 cities tracked in a Business Journal study in October. Austin has again landed on top of a report measuring economic factors, which has almost become commonplace over the past few years.
With an overall score of 83.9 out of 100 (18 different economic criteria used), Austin's low unemployment and wages growth certainly helped, but its job growth numbers blew away the competition.
Austin was the ONLY city in the country with double-digit job growth over the past five years.
Having lived here for 25 years, I can also state emphatically that it's one of the best places to live, with a youthful optimism and some of the friendly people around, along with natural beauty and a still-affordable housing market.
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