The Mile High City has moved up on the list for top job markets.  Moving from #9 to #3, Denver moves up the list for top job markets.  Using the Moody’s Analytics, tracking wage growth and unemployment rate.  The national unemployment rate for January 2020 was 3.6%, in Denver the unemployment rate is a 2.3%, this is down .1%.

Curious to find out who beat out Denver for the top spot?  Below is a list of the top 10 markets with over a million people:

  1. Austin, TX
  2. Nashville, TN
  3. Denver, CO
  4. Seattle, WA
  5. San Francisco, CA
  6. Salt Lake City, UT
  7. Raleigh, NC
  8. Orlando, FL
  9. Dallas, TX
  10. San Jose, CA

Top industries in Denver that are driving employment growth are Aerospace, Avaiation, Bioscience, Broadcasting & Telecommunications, Energy, Financial Services, and Information Technology.  Other high demand industries include Construction and Hospitality.

For more information on economic indicators for Denver, click here.