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Large Metros

Employment/Education Indicators

METRO Employment /Education Overall Percent of 65+ employed 65+ unemployment rate Employment growth (health, education,leisure, and hospitality) Output of service sector/ manufacturing College enrollment Number of community colleges Number of universities
Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score
Honolulu, HI 1 100.00 42 66.21 50 5.53 95 78.84 3 88.25 32 59.25 13 50.68 1 100.00
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2 98.12 21 71.57 8 23.85 32 86.12 1 100.00 27 60.54 84 14.42 6 57.91
Provo-Orem, UT 3 94.52 20 73.09 100 1.57 34 85.79 66 14.38 1 100.00 5 76.42 10 51.14
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA 4 90.28 34 67.83 1 100.00 66 82.67 5 56.91 62 51.92 80 15.34 52 30.27
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 5 84.43 1 100.00 46 5.79 29 86.66 30 23.23 29 59.54 17 46.52 13 45.50
Pittsburgh, PA 6 82.08 44 64.39 17 15.68 88 80.55 34 22.58 56 52.35 3 85.43 32 35.18
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, PA 7 80.48 53 63.34 66 3.84 86 80.88 68 14.01 75 49.99 1 100.00 23 40.44
Salt Lake City, UT 8 80.31 27 69.95 63 4.09 12 90.16 53 17.92 45 55.98 10 64.46 7 57.14
Dayton, OH 9 79.87 91 55.75 61 4.23 94 79.88 63 15.28 6 70.24 4 76.55 18 41.86
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 10 79.75 98 51.82 59 4.55 79 81.58 2 91.75 99 37.40 46 26.03 73 23.44
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 11 79.70 52 63.35 87 3.08 45 84.61 23 27.90 49 53.79 6 73.27 53 30.17
Syracuse, NY 12 79.37 69 59.79 80 3.32 90 80.28 40 20.51 10 67.45 7 72.91 67 25.02
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 13 79.28 4 79.27 6 28.21 51 84.19 25 25.80 12 65.70 58 22.99 25 39.60
Chattanooga, TN-GA 14 79.27 39 66.74 85 3.15 7 91.58 81 11.83 81 47.70 2 91.47 61 27.46
Orlando-Kissimmee, FL 15 79.24 68 59.81 28 9.44 24 87.23 7 54.71 16 62.62 71 18.86 34 34.95
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 16 79.14 2 97.15 69 3.75 22 87.46 9 44.05 93 42.62 85 14.14 3 69.12
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 17 79.01 25 70.72 4 33.45 66 82.67 19 29.79 43 57.22 30 36.44 44 33.35
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 18 78.65 17 74.38 26 9.83 50 84.24 4 76.45 97 41.13 100 4.13 33 35.05
Boise City-Nampa, ID 19 78.53 16 75.44 86 3.09 9 90.98 85 10.35 61 52.11 8 65.30 5 60.50
Baltimore-Towson, MD 20 78.09 3 80.92 14 16.58 48 84.48 16 30.84 22 61.39 74 17.82 9 54.28
Madison, WI 21 77.83 19 74.04 91 2.79 10 90.40 31 23.16 2 77.91 43 28.32 94 14.58
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 22 77.10 66 59.95 60 4.43 60 82.98 12 38.20 13 64.03 28 36.99 30 35.70
Albuquerque, NM 23 76.90 22 71.09 56 4.68 18 87.68 73 13.33 25 60.79 19 45.38 2 72.42
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL 24 76.81 88 56.15 5 29.72 75 82.03 6 55.94 64 51.74 76 17.36 47 32.77
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 25 75.13 76 58.14 21 12.24 16 88.47 36 21.67 7 69.95 39 31.22 15 43.51
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 26 74.56 81 57.66 30 8.94 59 82.99 10 39.99 9 67.54 60 22.48 76 23.14
Wichita, KS 27 74.54 5 78.53 72 3.58 72 82.60 97 7.50 65 51.48 9 64.62 24 39.91
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 28 74.51 58 61.90 82 3.20 36 85.69 18 29.87 48 54.41 18 46.03 31 35.54
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 29 74.12 23 70.98 22 10.87 21 87.61 14 36.77 78 48.18 51 25.33 20 41.55
Springfield, MA 30 73.31 37 66.85 65 3.92 83 81.21 46 19.06 3 76.92 57 23.24 26 38.88
Toledo, OH 31 73.17 82 57.62 88 3.06 98 77.16 96 7.83 4 74.09 12 61.80 87 19.09
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 32 72.95 58 61.90 41 6.48 27 86.75 24 27.63 33 59.13 35 33.21 39 34.18
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA 33 72.72 80 57.67 2 48.69 69 82.62 48 18.74 17 62.61 68 20.08 45 32.95
Oklahoma City, OK 34 72.65 6 78.14 36 6.93 73 82.52 32 23.14 24 61.00 50 25.70 64 26.46
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL-IN-WI 35 72.36 26 70.44 3 45.38 53 83.62 50 18.18 53 52.90 55 23.83 73 23.44
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 36 72.26 30 69.21 33 8.04 77 81.91 28 23.75 26 60.75 34 33.72 78 22.31
Colorado Springs, CO 37 72.21 35 67.56 93 2.69 38 85.50 17 29.99 19 61.85 87 12.47 4 60.98
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 38 72.11 9 76.99 77 3.38 1 100.00 8 45.26 90 44.07 92 10.39 100 2.67
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 39 71.24 74 59.23 13 16.71 30 86.42 20 29.03 52 53.26 36 32.09 79 22.02
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 40 70.88 29 69.61 55 5.26 33 85.91 65 15.02 71 50.29 14 49.03 60 27.76
Columbia, SC 41 70.61 40 66.53 74 3.54 82 81.37 62 15.96 11 67.06 37 31.47 49 32.39
Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY 42 70.41 65 60.93 39 6.55 93 80.03 41 20.38 39 57.72 24 42.55 51 31.02
Jacksonville, FL 43 70.13 95 54.64 52 5.38 11 90.20 11 39.85 31 59.43 97 5.98 16 43.12
Columbus, OH 44 70.02 93 55.32 41 6.48 18 87.68 26 25.02 35 59.08 40 30.69 50 31.59
Jackson, MS 45 69.80 33 68.04 96 2.52 42 85.00 42 20.11 40 57.61 41 29.87 36 34.60
San Antonio, TX 46 69.43 10 76.77 23 10.82 13 89.69 21 28.75 57 52.30 90 11.27 90 15.47
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 47 69.34 71 59.65 11 18.36 2 94.48 37 21.17 67 51.16 62 21.12 21 41.51
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 48 69.31 28 69.85 98 2.12 6 91.64 91 9.41 63 51.91 21 44.15 63 26.51
Tucson, AZ 49 69.13 56 62.83 47 5.73 43 84.74 39 20.53 5 70.45 79 16.43 75 23.25
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 50 69.00 15 75.76 31 8.91 55 83.30 76 12.97 42 57.44 48 25.88 35 34.63
El Paso, TX 51 68.71 12 76.38 68 3.81 80 81.49 44 19.80 15 62.88 67 20.11 97 12.94
Raleigh-Cary, NC 52 68.70 73 59.49 70 3.66 3 92.63 49 18.71 28 60.24 42 28.49 85 20.16
Kansas City, MO-KS 53 68.58 24 70.89 25 10.35 52 83.77 27 24.75 88 44.93 56 23.74 12 48.87
Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA 53 68.58 70 59.75 29 9.04 35 85.78 100 4.87 54 52.88 15 47.02 8 56.78
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 55 68.42 49 63.62 38 6.79 14 88.60 51 18.08 79 47.91 25 41.22 72 23.57
Lancaster, PA 56 68.33 55 63.04 89 2.99 40 85.43 89 9.60 87 45.15 11 62.00 71 23.94
Rochester, NY 57 68.18 67 59.85 53 5.37 57 83.20 74 13.17 18 62.40 27 38.19 81 21.62
Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA 58 68.15 47 63.90 32 8.81 87 80.72 38 20.70 20 61.78 66 20.12 28 36.24
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA 59 68.14 78 57.88 10 18.91 62 82.92 61 16.53 23 61.27 54 24.14 40 33.94
Charleston-North Charleston-Summersville, SC 60 67.98 32 68.09 84 3.17 41 85.38 63 15.28 30 59.46 53 24.23 27 37.41
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 61 67.94 8 77.56 15 16.22 20 87.62 54 17.67 46 55.42 94 7.36 46 32.85
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 62 67.79 60 61.84 27 9.65 84 81.05 72 13.48 58 52.26 20 45.36 65 26.27
Austin-Round Rock, TX 63 67.62 13 76.29 43 6.37 5 91.99 78 12.40 8 69.15 99 4.69 95 13.28
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 64 67.53 92 55.60 16 15.97 56 83.26 15 33.72 74 50.06 76 17.36 38 34.25
Richmond, VA 65 67.18 18 74.21 37 6.82 8 91.55 29 23.49 59 52.24 86 12.80 96 13.18
Baton Rouge, LA 66 66.93 54 63.16 81 3.31 17 88.28 98 6.88 37 58.19 26 40.13 83 20.66
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 67 66.89 45 64.01 54 5.36 89 80.30 58 17.14 55 52.74 29 36.71 59 28.34
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 68 66.72 7 77.92 7 26.08 4 92.35 67 14.27 77 48.54 93 10.11 92 14.96
St. Louis, MO-IL 69 66.34 43 64.86 19 14.56 58 83.04 57 17.22 50 53.69 59 22.90 55 29.47
New Haven-Milford, CT 70 65.92 64 61.12 58 4.58 74 82.12 35 22.21 44 56.15 72 18.67 22 40.84
Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, TN 71 65.54 46 63.91 40 6.54 28 86.74 47 18.93 60 52.23 64 20.26 41 33.89
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 72 65.26 38 66.83 76 3.39 26 86.77 86 10.02 47 55.37 52 25.28 29 35.78
Worcester, MA 73 65.22 41 66.35 62 4.10 37 85.56 77 12.95 41 57.56 65 20.17 43 33.73
Akron, OH 74 65.00 94 55.23 79 3.35 64 82.78 79 12.32 14 63.87 33 34.35 98 8.84
Modesto, CA 75 64.84 83 57.35 99 1.94 25 86.96 80 11.95 82 46.41 16 46.95 69 24.17
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 76 64.80 89 55.89 24 10.58 71 82.61 69 13.98 80 47.85 23 42.64 77 22.94
Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, FL 77 64.37 96 54.03 44 6.29 61 82.93 13 37.46 100 30.06 32 34.40 48 32.46
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 78 64.25 77 58.09 35 7.07 44 84.65 99 6.56 21 61.58 45 26.30 42 33.84
Fresno, CA 79 63.95 86 56.28 82 3.20 75 82.03 56 17.29 36 58.84 47 25.96 86 20.04
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 80 63.27 50 63.51 20 14.14 49 84.27 59 16.95 68 51.14 95 7.02 11 50.00
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 81 62.36 62 61.39 57 4.61 85 80.90 22 28.06 83 45.50 75 17.56 84 20.34
Tulsa, OK 82 62.25 14 75.88 51 5.51 69 82.62 83 11.12 95 42.33 49 25.77 68 24.31
Knoxville, TN 83 61.89 51 63.36 64 3.93 46 84.59 60 16.83 70 50.54 89 11.54 19 41.56
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 83 61.89 90 55.85 18 14.70 68 82.65 43 19.83 66 51.43 81 15.25 82 21.58
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 85 61.63 31 69.07 34 7.92 15 88.52 88 9.80 84 45.40 73 18.34 54 29.50
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 86 61.45 72 59.57 90 2.95 63 82.91 55 17.35 38 57.81 88 12.01 80 21.64
Stockton, CA 87 61.26 87 56.26 97 2.45 65 82.72 52 17.96 91 43.65 31 35.25 91 15.12
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 88 61.03 48 63.87 49 5.63 91 80.11 45 19.30 92 43.04 61 21.41 57 29.39
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 89 60.73 79 57.72 77 3.38 47 84.58 84 10.99 72 50.18 69 19.56 14 45.30
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 90 60.61 11 76.62 9 23.41 23 87.31 92 9.20 86 45.20 98 5.42 99 8.36
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 91 59.73 63 61.27 45 6.06 92 80.10 82 11.60 96 41.73 38 31.37 66 25.83
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 92 59.69 75 59.13 71 3.62 100 74.89 87 9.87 89 44.35 22 42.69 93 14.65
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 93 59.21 97 53.42 75 3.51 78 81.81 33 22.66 98 38.78 44 26.75 70 24.09
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 94 58.94 99 50.73 12 17.20 96 78.63 71 13.65 51 53.45 78 16.87 89 17.85
Greensboro-High Point, NC 95 58.84 61 61.44 73 3.55 97 78.54 95 8.14 34 59.10 91 11.12 58 28.63
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 96 58.74 57 62.17 94 2.63 81 81.42 70 13.79 69 50.88 83 14.46 88 18.61
Bakersfield, CA 97 58.35 85 56.57 95 2.61 31 86.17 75 13.01 85 45.37 70 19.18 62 27.15
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 98 57.04 36 66.95 47 5.73 99 75.18 90 9.59 76 48.85 96 6.90 17 42.59
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 99 56.85 100 49.87 92 2.76 54 83.49 94 8.65 73 50.08 63 20.80 56 29.44
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 100 55.83 84 56.93 67 3.82 38 85.50 93 8.90 94 42.49 82 14.82 37 34.32