Finding employment in a poor economy is never easy. Fortunately, economic conditions appear to be improving nationwide. The U.S. unemployment rate (8.3% at the time of this writing) is finally starting to decline after about two years of steady increases. In Texas alone, the unemployment rate (7.2% at the time of this writing) has dropped 0.7% since September 2011.
Thankfully for Texans, we live in a great state for employment opportunity. According to a recent survey by Money magazine, Texas is home to several counties that are conducive to business growth. As part of Money magazine’s Best Places To Live series, five Texas counties ranked among the top 10 counties for jobs.
Texas county rankings for Where the Jobs Are by Money Magazine:
#2 – Fort Bend County
Job Growth 2000-2011: 78.1%
Ranked for favorable tax systems, attracting new business and a strong energy industry.
#3 – Williamson County
Job Growth 2000-2011: 73.8%
Ranked for big business incentives, low property taxes and affordable housing.
#4 – Montgomery County
Job Growth 2000-2011: 63.5%
Ranked for rapid expansion of existing corporations, major industries such as healthcare and energy, and attractive city features.
#6 – Collin County
Job Growth 2000-2011: 55.9%
Ranked for growing population, corporate expansion (particularly in Plano, TX) and new city improvement projects.
#7 – Denton County
Job Growth 2000-2011: 53.4%
Ranked for new major manufacturing corporation, the presence of the University of North Texas and low cost of living.
So if you’re looking for employment (particularly in the energy, healthcare or manufacturing industries), a move to one of these Texas counties could be a wise choice. Give Kelly Decker a call if you’re interested in hearing about current mortgage rates in any of the above mentioned areas. From finding a home in Frisco to putting down roots in The Woodlands, The Decker Group can help you find affordable home financing. Call 972-591-3097 today!
To read more, check out the full list here: http://money.cnn.com/gallery/pf/jobs/2012/08/20/best-places-job-growth.moneymag/index.html