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Employment

Good jobs creation and low unemployment rates are pivotal to GDP growth and construction activity.

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Unemployment Rates in U.S. 12 Most Populous Cities

Atlanta has the lowest unemployment rate among the 12 most populous cities in the U.S.

Latest data points = Jan 2021.

Data source: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) / Graphic: ConstructConnect-CanaData.

Best U.S. City Labor Markets

Salt Lake City, UT, ranks best among U.S. cities for year-over-year jobs changes, and lowest unemployment rate.

Based on not seasonally adjusted (NSA) data. / Cities are metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs).
When the ranking numbers are the same, the cities are in a tie.

Data source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
Table: ConstructConnect – CanaData.

Unemployment Rates in Canada's 6 Most Populous Cities

Line charts of unemployment rates in Canada's 6 largest (by population) cities., as of March. 2021.

Data source: Statistics Canada (SA = Seasonally Adjusted) / Charts: ConstructConnect-CanaData.

Labour Markets in 35 Canadian Cities

Tables of y/y jobs change (Peterborough best at +6.8%) and lowest unemployment rate (Quebec City best at 4.9%).

Based on averages of latest three months, seasonally adjusted (SA) data. Cities are census metro areas (CMAs). When the ranking numbers are the same, the cities are in a tie.

Data source: Statistics Canada/Tables: ConstructConnect — CanaData.